We are currently in the process of engaging with members of the public, dozens of community leaders, and studying and documenting existing conditions of the Kalamazoo metro area's pedestrian, greenway, and transit facilities. All documents, reports, and maps will be available here for public review.
Click the links below to download the documents in PDF format.
KATS Pedestrian, Greenways, and Transit Plan (DRAFT)
September 2017 - This report is a first draft of the final KATS Pedestrian, Greenways, and Transit Plan. This plan lays out a prioritization and implementation guide for KATS and the region's municipalities to use for improving the bicycle and pedestrian network in the Kalamazoo region.
Technical Memo 3: Project Prioritization
June 2017 - This memo will detail the prioritization and scoring process. The prioritization process uses the project goals and objectives as the basis for the scoring system.
Phase 2 Public Input Summary
May 2017 - This summary contains input gathered from the public during the second phase of public outreach as part of this planning effort. Phase 2 of this plans’ public outreach included an interactive mapping feature and a public meeting held on April 24, 2017 at the Kalamazoo College Fieldhouse.
Technical Memo 2: Identification of Greenways
April 2017 - The purpose of this memorandum identifies potential new greenway facilities, on-road connections between greenways and transit routes, and areas where safety improvements should be concentrated.
Phase 1 Public Input Summary
February 2017 - This summary contains input gathered from the public during the first phase of public outreach as part of this planning effort. Phase 2 of this plans’ public outreach included an online community survey, hardcopy "Meeting in a Box" materials, an interactive mapping feature, and a public meeting held on February 7, 2017 at Kalamazoo Metro Transit.
Technical Memo 1: Existing Conditions Report
January 2017 - The purpose of this memorandum is to define and analyze the existing transportation, demographic, land use and planning conditions in the KATS Region. The compiled and summarized data represented in this memorandum is shown in order to help inform the recommendations for non-motorized infrastructure improvements to be made in the later phases of this study.
KATS Study Area Map
December 2016 - Map showing the geographic extent of KATS planning area.