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Name not shown outside City Boundary February 19, 2024, 10:14 PM

What is your age? 30 - 45 years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am not a resident of the City of Kalamazoo, but I travel Westnedge and/or Park Street
Check all that apply to you: N/A
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: I do not use the pilot bike lane
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?

Name not shown inside City Boundary June 2, 2023, 12:02 AM

What is your age? 15 - 30 years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am a resident of the Vine Neighborhood
Check all that apply to you: Biking is my primary form of transportation, I occasionally bike as my mode of transportation
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park, I bike along Westnedge and Park, I walk along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: I do not use the pilot bike lane
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?
How likely are you to use the pilot bike lane in the Fall? In the Winter? In the Spring? What would impact your usage? actual protection would greatly increase anyone’s comfort using/driving near the lanes. improved maintenance (on all roads; fixing potholes, routinely removing debris) would also help.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about using the pop-up bike lane on Westnedge and/or Park? i genuinely don’t ride down westnedge or park because the new lanes are obscenely dangerous, both as a cyclist and a driver. drivers are confused, nervous, and erratic due to the bizarre turning pattern at w. kalamazoo ave. & park. i avoid the area, as both a driver and cyclist, at all costs. i greatly encourage y’all to add sensible, coherent lanes, and to put in actual protections for cyclists.

Name not shown inside City Boundary May 3, 2023, 10:16 AM

What is your age? 60+ years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am a resident of the City of Kalamazoo (not a resident in Northside, Vine, Downtown) but I travel Westnedge and/or Park Street
Check all that apply to you: I bike for exercise or as a hobby
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park, I walk along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: I do not use the pilot bike lane
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?
How likely are you to use the pilot bike lane in the Fall? In the Winter? In the Spring? What would impact your usage? Never. Too dangerous. Don't trust the cars.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about using the pop-up bike lane on Westnedge and/or Park? They look awful. There are better places and ways for bikers to get around.

Katherine Kaczmarek inside City Boundary April 17, 2023, 2:41 PM

What is your age? 30 - 45 years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am a resident of the City of Kalamazoo (not a resident in Northside, Vine, Downtown) but I travel Westnedge and/or Park Street
Check all that apply to you: I bike for exercise or as a hobby
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park, I bike along Westnedge and Park, I walk along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: I do not use the pilot bike lane
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?
How likely are you to use the pilot bike lane in the Fall? In the Winter? In the Spring? What would impact your usage? Likely in the months where there is no snow on the ground
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about using the pop-up bike lane on Westnedge and/or Park? Has anyone ever considered using traffic circles on Crosstown Parkway to ease travel on that route through town? If I didn't have to sit at every single stop light as I tried to go through the city of Kalamazoo, I would use that route on my daily commute exclusively. The way it is situated makes me (and other drivers) choose alternate routes such as Westnedge up to Kalamazoo or Main. Crosstown Pkwy has plenty of room to add traffic circles, it would calm the flow of traffic as well as allow easier commuting across town and taking away from the traffic that flows directly through downtown every day on Kalamazoo and Main streets.
I currently commute to Richland, and the traffic circle that was installed at the intersection of Gull Road and G Avenue has been VERY effective at easing travel as well as increasing safety for cars, pedestrians and bikers.
If you wish to stay connected to this project and other transportation related projects, please leave us your email address (this is optional and voluntary) [email protected]

Philip Minich inside City Boundary February 9, 2023, 2:30 PM

The limited space on this section of Maple St limits what can be added once the street resurfacing is complete. Bike lanes or an on-street parking lane could be painted but not both.

Which option would you rather see once roadwork is complete? On-Street Parking
Please provide a reason for your choice below. These homes are located close together, the capacity of driveway space is limited on most of these homes on West Maple St. Often times there is no spot for visitors in said driveways or moving the families car's around. Currently there is enough room to park a vehicle on both side of the street, allowing traffic to pass in both direction. Although I do care about safe travel for those on bicycles, it is the law of the road for both motor vehicles and bikes to follow the same rules. Educating and training individuals to share the space is the best way to get the two, to co-mingle in the right-of-way.
Do you support upgrading the existing speed hump and the addition of another speed hump? Yes
Please provide a reason for your choice below. They help keep the general public honest, for the most part and are functionally effective,. they are in No way, a good substitute for neighborhood patrol and a good police presents...It get's to be quite dangerous between the hours of 7-9 am and 4-6 pm daily...any time in between it all bets are off..It become a cross between a circle race track and a demolition derby... refer to the the police traffic report, speed indicator, that was stationed on Maple St. before the current speed hump was installed.
If you have any comments or feedback, please share using the box below! I have lived on W. Maple St. since 1980, I didn't much notice things around the neighborhood as a younger individual, but have since done as much as humanly possible, to up-keep the neighborhood. I have restore several properties, I do summer and winter maintenance, not only for my home but also to those who can not or are temporarily vacant....Our residential area is now more than ever occupied by the actual home owners, and would like to keep it as such. Please maintain street parking, reduce traffic, restore our trees and sidewalks, make our little piece of the community welcoming," To All"!...TX

Name not shown inside City Boundary January 25, 2023, 6:50 PM

What is your age? 45 – 60 years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am not a resident of the City of Kalamazoo, but I travel Westnedge and/or Park Street
Check all that apply to you: I bike for exercise or as a hobby
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: I do not use the pilot bike lane
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?
How likely are you to use the pilot bike lane in the Fall? In the Winter? In the Spring? What would impact your usage? The law already existed for bikes to use the road. The bike lanes are dangerous, creat awful congestion, and don’t follow a logical system. I would never bike downtown as the traffic heavy. This is Michigan people use cars to get places. Think about winter. Wasted use of an expensive public expense for 3 people who ride bikes. Use the KalHaven trail.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about using the pop-up bike lane on Westnedge and/or Park? I have only seen three people use the bike lane, two were going the wrong way and the third was wearing dark cloths at night. And I haven’t seen 1 person use it at all since October.

SHAOFEI XU inside City Boundary December 19, 2022, 3:55 PM

What is your age? 30 - 45 years old
Choose the answer that best describes you (choose one): I am a resident of the City of Kalamazoo (not a resident in Northside, Vine, Downtown) but I travel Westnedge and/or Park Street
Check all that apply to you: Biking is my primary form of transportation, I bike for exercise or as a hobby
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Westnedge and Park
I use the pilot bike lane: 1 day per week
How has the pilot bike lane changed your level of comfort as a bicyclist, driver, and pedestrian on Westnedge and Park?
How likely are you to use the pilot bike lane in the Fall? In the Winter? In the Spring? What would impact your usage? I normally use Burdick to travel from Westnege Hill to downtown, however I've been using more of Westnege and Park bike lane since it opened. I especially appreciate the fact I can hop on Westnege bike lane after art hop and get home without detours by bike.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us about using the pop-up bike lane on Westnedge and/or Park? I find drivers on Westnege and Park to be more aggressive toward bikers than other streets. Therefore Westnege and Park will not be my first choice to bike on. However on a day when traffic is not busy I am ok biking on Westnege

Bo Snyder inside City Boundary November 30, 2022, 4:52 PM

What is your age (please enter the year you were born)? This is an optional question. If you don't know or do not wish to answer, you can skip this question. 1964
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Bronson Blvd, I walk along Bronson Blvd
Choose the answer that best describes you. (Select One) I travel along Bronson Boulevard but do not live on Bronson Boulevard
How do you feel when walking, biking, driving, or parking along Bronson Blvd?
Choose your preferred potential alternative street design for Bronson Blvd (Choose one). These are illustrative and are not final designs. Parking and Bike Lanes
In addition to driving, what other use is most important to you on Bronson Blvd? Walking

Zach Asher inside City Boundary November 29, 2022, 9:05 AM

What is your age (please enter the year you were born)? This is an optional question. If you don't know or do not wish to answer, you can skip this question. 1986
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Bronson Blvd, I walk along Bronson Blvd
Choose the answer that best describes you. (Select One) I travel along Bronson Boulevard but do not live on Bronson Boulevard
How do you feel when walking, biking, driving, or parking along Bronson Blvd?
Choose your preferred potential alternative street design for Bronson Blvd (Choose one). These are illustrative and are not final designs. Cycle Boulevard
In addition to driving, what other use is most important to you on Bronson Blvd? Walking

Name not shown inside City Boundary November 28, 2022, 4:23 PM

What is your age (please enter the year you were born)? This is an optional question. If you don't know or do not wish to answer, you can skip this question. 1981
Check all that apply to you: I drive along Bronson Blvd, I bike along Bronson Blvd
Choose the answer that best describes you. (Select One) I travel along Bronson Boulevard but do not live on Bronson Boulevard
How do you feel when walking, biking, driving, or parking along Bronson Blvd?
Choose your preferred potential alternative street design for Bronson Blvd (Choose one). These are illustrative and are not final designs. Parking with Buffered Cycle Track
In addition to driving, what other use is most important to you on Bronson Blvd? Biking