(posted May 16, 2023)
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) is developing a comprehensive transportation safety action plan with the goal of improving roadway safety by significantly reducing fatalities and serious injuries on its transportation network. As part of the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program was established with funding. The SS4A program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways. The first step in order to seek funding is to have a safety action plan.
A critical component of this undertaking is engagement and collaboration with the public, inviting meaningful public feedback on the safety of RCKC roads. This feedback can be provided using the RCKC Transportation Safety Action Plan Public Engagement Center at https://public-engagement-center-hrc-engr.hub.arcgis.com/.
There are two components to this center; first we are asking the public to please provide feedback by completing a short survey. The survey is meant to assess the public's thoughts on the safety of Kalamazoo County roads. Second, use the transportation safety mapper for more location specific comments. The transportation safety mapper can be used to submit comments for transportation safety concerns on RCKC roads. This process simply involves clicking the area of concern on an RCKC map and briefly describing the safety concern.
The RCKC Transportation Safety Action Plan Public Engagement Center will be open from May 15 to July 15, 2023. All road users are invited to participate, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators to ensure safe streets for all. This action plan will assist the RCKC collect public comments on the state of RCKC roads and provide a data-driven approach to safer roads for all.
There is an instructional video on the website to guide participants. Contact the RCKC for any questions related to the use of this system.