Log In | Register |
Search: Go

What We Do Home>Transportation Planning>Southwest Michigan Trailways Efforts>Trails and Roadways

Return to Home PagePrintable View of This Page

TRAILS AND ROADWAYS

Click to open page smart_plan.asp in a new window

There are some great non-motorized efforts happening in southwest Michigan.  Click on these links below to find out more!

Southwest Michigan Trail Efforts

"Walk and Bike" Committee for Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area

Trail Towns

Water Trails


Southwest Michigan Road and Trail Bicycle Guide

 

Southwest Michigan Non-Motorized Transportation Plan for Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties.

 

Complete Streets Information
 

Sample resolution for Bike To Work Week


SW Michigan 9-County Plan and Mapping Project

Share the Road Brochures

Hawk Signals informational guide


 

Trail Users

  1. Information on Southwest Michigan County Parks, Trails and Bike Routes
  2. Trail and Biking Maps for Southwest Michigan and other places in Michigan
  3. Trail News and Events
  4. Trail Etiquette and Safety
  5. Trail Benefits Fact Sheets

 

Trail Builders/Planners

  1. SMART-Southwest Michigan Alliance for Recreational Trails
  2. Trail/Bike Organizations & Regional Trails
  3. Benefits of Trails
  4. Trail Benefits Fact Sheets
  5. Grants
  6. Trail Training Opportunities

 

Trails and greenways are an important component of our quality of life.  MI has 131 established trails that cover over 1,300 miles.  Trails and greenways allow people to explore nature in their own way by biking, hiking, bird watching or canoeing.  Greenways connect greenspaces to our built environment and enhance our quality of life.  To learn more about Green Infrastructure in Southwest Michigan click here.

 

Why Do We Need Trails?

  • Provides safe and inexpensive activities for families, groups and individuals 
  • Connects people to nature
  • Pollution free activies
  • Creates opportunities for exercise for all age groups
  • Allows for alternate transportation methods to work and to school
  • Provides habitat corridors for animals and plants

 

 "Our nation's trails, parks, lakes, and rivers provide numerous opportunities for recreation and physical activity. As manager of many of these public lands, the Department of the Interior supports the President's goal for a healthier and more active America."

Gale A. Norton-Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

 

 

 

This page last updated on 3/9/2017.
 
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission  376 West Main Street  Suite 130  Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3651
Phone: 269.925.1137  Fax: 269.925.0288  Email: swmpc@swmpc.org
 
 
 

Picture Library

Document Library