Supporting Actions & Studies

Building upon the efforts around the Michigan Avenue Corridor Conceptual Development Plan (PDF), several current local actions and studies are related to the Michigan Avenue Corridor project:
  • A Michigan State University Urban Planning class spent a semester assembling an impressive complete streets analysis (PDF) that outlines improvements that could be made to the corridor for all modes of transportation. The study focuses on the immediate needs of pedestrians and bicycles. Download the Complete Streets Analysis presentation (PDF).
  • Regional planning partners completed the Cultural Economic Development Plan for the City of East Lansing and City of Lansing. The plan calls for the Michigan Avenue to be an important Creative Business and Arts corridor. View the CED Plan (PDF).
  • The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) in partnership with local governments, community groups and businesses conducted a study examining ways to improve the seven-mile transportation corridor that includes Michigan and Grand River avenues. The study is a step toward enabling improved multi-modal transportation that supports, sustains and grows economic value along Michigan and Grand River avenues. Based on this study, the region selected the modified Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as the locally preferred alternative. *UPDATE: CATA has terminated the BRT project. 
  • The Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability is administered by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and funded partially by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Program. This initiative seeks to conduct regional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation and infrastructure development in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. The effort will include demonstration projects along the 19-mile Michigan Avenue-Grand River Avenue corridor stretching from the state Capitol through the Village of Webberville. Visit the website to learn more.