The Westland Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan is intended to identify and prioritize potential future non-motorized infrastructure projects for the City of Westland. The Action Plan will, through technical analysis and public input, present a feasible set of projects aimed at improving bicycle and non-motorized connectivity, safety, and comfort for Westland residents. An implementation plan will help guide the City of Westland through the design and engineering process and will include information such as total capital cost, right-of-way needs, and design options.
The plan will develop concepts for the non-motorized projects that are most needed in the City and which could be implemented over the next five to ten years. The overall goal of the Action Plan is to better connect the City of Westland, improve safety conditions, and encourage residents to bike and walk more often. The projects identified in this Plan will be those that connect the areas of the City most in need of non-motorized connections, will help connect to the Rouge River trails on the north and south sides of the City, and will provide the best access to popular destinations in Westland. Through the planning process, the community, stakeholders, and City staff will be engaged and able to provide input on recommended facilities.
The plan began in the of 2021 and is set for completion by October 2021.