Walking and Biking Plan

About the Plan

The City of Lansing was the first city in Michigan to pass a Complete Streets Ordinance when the Lansing City Council approved its adoption in August of 2009. In 2011, the Public Service Department adopted the first non-motorized plan for Lansing. In 2012, a bicycle parking ordinance was passed, which requires projects going through site plan approval to provide short and long term bicycle parking.

Since the adoption of the first non-motorized (walking and biking) plan, the City has constructed:

  • Nearly 7 miles of trail
  • 9 ½ miles of bike lanes
  • 1 ½ miles of side paths
These additions bring the entire non-motorized network to over 50 miles.

Since the original plan was implemented over 5 years ago and significant changes have been made since then, now is a perfect time to get input from the community about needs and priorities for the next five years.

We Want to Hear From You!

Use the Comment Form to provide your thoughts and input on the plan as well as questions. Please offer feedback on the following:

  • Routes you currently use
  • Routes you would to like to use
  • Existing barriers in the walking and biking network
Additionally, help us build an online bike parking map by using your smart phone to locate any bike racks that you see are available to the public, whether in the public right-of-way or on private property.