1. Introduction


Take this short 10 minute survey and be entered into a drawing for a free entry into a 2014 HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races event!

Imagine pathways along your local streets and other areas just like we see on Perry Road and Grand Blanc Road. Imagine being able to walk/run/bike from your house to the library and ice cream store and enjoy time together with your family in the outdoors. Imagine seeing more parents walking with their kids to school on a nice day. This is what more pathways can do for our community.

The City, Township, and the Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone Coalition are interested in getting your perspective on non-motorized facilities i.e. sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes. These facilities boast many benefits to the community such as improved health, increased community connections, increased home values, and increased visits to local business, just to name a few. These pathways can be funded by grants and other sources that are specifically designated for these uses exclusively.

Did you know?

• People who live in walkable neighborhoods are 2 times likely to get enough physical activity as those who don’t.

• Homes near parks can sell for up to $2,262 more than homes without parks nearby.

• People who live near trails are 50% more likely to meet physical activity guidelines. (Active Living Research)

• Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects create an estimated 11 to 14 jobs for every $1 million dollars spent, compared to 7 jobs for every $1 million spent on road projects. (Alliance for Biking and Walking 2012 Benchmarking Report)

As we plan for the future of our community it is important to hear from the residents to help shape the vision of this non-motorized system. Please take a moment to review the brief definitions below and complete this short survey to help prioritize non-motorized facilities within both the City and Township of Grand Blanc.


Active Living: a way of life that integrates physical activity and healthy nutrition into everyday routines, (such as walking to the store, biking to work, or gardening) with policies and environments (such as parks, trails, sidewalks, bike lanes) that make those choices easy, accessible and affordable to everyone.

Non-motorized facilities: include walkways, sidewalks, crosswalks, paths, pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and highway shoulders.

Multi-use path: A facility separated from motor vehicle traffic by an open space or barrier, typically used by pedestrians, joggers, skaters, and bicyclists as two-way facilities.

Active transportation: includes any method of travel that is human-powered, but most commonly refers to walking and bicycling.