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Name not shown inside City Boundary June 10, 2022, 6:02 PM

Your neighborhood is: Oakland/Winchell
What types of uses (retail, restaurant, services) must exist within your neighborhood for it to be considered complete? Small business cafe, restaurant and specialty shops. Need non kid oriented places.
Do the activities in the park matter? Is your neighborhood complete if there aren’t activities? yes, do not like noise and crowds
Can the sidewalk be on only one side, or must it be located on both sides of the street? both sides is best especially with dog walkers to avoid dog snafus
If there is a trail system, but not a sidewalk, within the neighborhood, does it count toward the requirement? not in this neighborhood
What is the maximum distance you should walk to the transit stop or bicycle lane/path? 1/2 mile
Do the destinations of bike lanes and transit routes matter? Should they connect to specific destinations? I only bike paved non car access bike trails and am willing to drive there. I do not use public transportation due to unfriendly schedules and safety issues.
Is there a maximum distance from each neighborhood that is acceptable to travel for large grocery store? 1 mile? 2 miles? What about smaller markets? 1/2-1 mile
How is a food store defined - based on square footage, or providing items as fresh fruits and vegetables? real food not a liquor store or 7/11 type store.
Is access to a farmers’ market the equivalent of a food store? How long do farmers’ markets need to be open to be considered as such, and how frequently? No, currently only available on Sat. A lot of people work weekends.
If you could have a community garden in a nearby park, where would you put it? If you could have fruit trees in your park what type would you like? Apples, cherry peach. Tear down the girl scout building let it go back to the animal habitat that is used to be. Girl scout building is an abomination.
How does indoor growing/aquaponics figure into the evaluation of neighborhood food access? not needed

Rachel Bennett inside City Boundary June 9, 2022, 4:49 PM

Your neighborhood is: Oakland/Winchell
What types of uses (retail, restaurant, services) must exist within your neighborhood for it to be considered complete? A public park and more walkable, less vehicular traffic.
Do the activities in the park matter? Is your neighborhood complete if there aren’t activities? Green space and a playground for children.
Can the sidewalk be on only one side, or must it be located on both sides of the street? BOTH sides.
If there is a trail system, but not a sidewalk, within the neighborhood, does it count toward the requirement? Absolutely not. Sidewalks are where neighbors walk, greet each other and connect. Trails are where people go to exercise and be in nature.
What is the maximum distance you should walk to the transit stop or bicycle lane/path? 0.3-0.5 miles
Do the destinations of bike lanes and transit routes matter? Should they connect to specific destinations? Absolutely. Bike lanes need to be more than just a street marker to the side or a painted line (paint does not protect). They should be connected to other protected bike lanes that lead to commerce and downtown.
Is there a maximum distance from each neighborhood that is acceptable to travel for large grocery store? 1 mile? 2 miles? What about smaller markets? 0.8 miles
How is a food store defined - based on square footage, or providing items as fresh fruits and vegetables? Fresh vegetables.
Is access to a farmers’ market the equivalent of a food store? How long do farmers’ markets need to be open to be considered as such, and how frequently? Yes. Our hope is that the farmers market becomes a year round happening.
If you could have a community garden in a nearby park, where would you put it? If you could have fruit trees in your park what type would you like? We do not even have a community park in Hillcrest.
How does indoor growing/aquaponics figure into the evaluation of neighborhood food access? I haven't thought or considered this.

Rachel Bennett inside City Boundary June 9, 2022, 4:35 PM

The limited space on this section of Maple St limits what can be added once the street resurfacing is complete. Bike lanes or an on-street parking lane could be painted but not both.

Which option would you rather see once roadwork is complete? Bike Lane
Please provide a reason for your choice below. Kalamazoo has to progress forward and become a multi-mode form of transit city. Here cars dominate. We need to create a more bike and pedestrian friendly city.
Do you support upgrading the existing speed hump and the addition of another speed hump? Unsure
Please provide a reason for your choice below. The current speed hump does very little to curb cut through traffic and little to decrease speeds. Another speed hump may be the answer, but the real need is to divide Maple St so that it is no longer a cut-through street. Speed bumps are not the issue -- redesigning streets is.
If you have any comments or feedback, please share using the box below! Maple St needs to be divided up. The residential parts need to be made more residential and the industrial areas (Namsam Korean restaurant, the motel on Westnedge, Girl Scouts, YMCA, Maple St School) need to accessed via Westnedge or Crosstown Parkway. Instead people are using Maple St from Oakland to Burdick as if it were a major thoroughfare.

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 24, 2022, 4:45 PM

The limited space on this section of Maple St limits what can be added once the street resurfacing is complete. Bike lanes or an on-street parking lane could be painted but not both.

Which option would you rather see once roadwork is complete? On-Street Parking
Please provide a reason for your choice below. Due to limited space (in driveways) and tight driving lanes, I believe on street parking will help with people feeling more comfortable/safe with keeping their cars on the road. Additionally, it will provide a more safe space for people who are walking or riding a bike, simply because the parking lanes will give them space away from the main road.
Do you support upgrading the existing speed hump and the addition of another speed hump? Yes
Please provide a reason for your choice below. Although the speed hump is helpful in reducing speed, people still tend to speed up once they drive over the hump. A second hump will surely help reduce the speed of vehicles. Additionally, it will make walking on the streets and side walk much safer! This is a neighborhood full of families with young children. I'd love to see it safer for them to be outside!
If you have any comments or feedback, please share using the box below! I'd love to see some permanent trash cans or something for trash along the streets, just because we get SO MUCH trash blowing in from the two busy streets- it would be nice to be able to pick it up along the way when I walk.

Additionally, if the street was turned into a One-way, it may help traffic be less busy during after work or late night hours. As I mentioned before, there are a lot of children who walk down this street to go home or play. So anyway to reduce safety concerns would be wonderful!

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 23, 2022, 10:33 AM

The limited space on this section of Maple St limits what can be added once the street resurfacing is complete. Bike lanes or an on-street parking lane could be painted but not both.

Which option would you rather see once roadwork is complete? On-Street Parking
Please provide a reason for your choice below. A bike lane wouldn’t be used very much. On street parking would be used a lot.
Do you support upgrading the existing speed hump and the addition of another speed hump? Yes
Please provide a reason for your choice below. Whenever we pull out of park south street we have to be very careful because people go very fast around the curve and we don’t see them until they are very close.

Matt Prizgint inside City Boundary March 23, 2022, 9:14 AM

The limited space on this section of Maple St limits what can be added once the street resurfacing is complete. Bike lanes or an on-street parking lane could be painted but not both.

Which option would you rather see once roadwork is complete? Bike Lane
Please provide a reason for your choice below. I would rather see a bike lane put in especially since in the summer there are more bikes riding down this street.
Do you support upgrading the existing speed hump and the addition of another speed hump? Yes
Please provide a reason for your choice below. Have people constantly speeding down the street to a point that the speed bump hasn't done much. Adding a second one hopefully will reduce the speeding traffic
If you have any comments or feedback, please share using the box below! I also have a comment on what types of vehicles should be coming down the street, as have witnessed semi trucks coming down the street which shakes the older homes on this street.
The street also needs to be either resurfaced or repaved due to potholes occurring especially on the bend. Patch work doesn't do much to help with the potholes

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 3, 2022, 11:56 AM

Which Bronson Blvd railing alternative do you prefer (pick one)? Bronson Boulevard Railing Alternative 2 (Horizontal Railing B)

Reid Hudgins inside City Boundary March 3, 2022, 11:25 AM

Which Bronson Blvd railing alternative do you prefer (pick one)? Bronson Boulevard Railing Alternative 3 (Vertical Picket)

Daniel Bair outside City Boundary March 3, 2022, 11:05 AM

Which Bronson Blvd railing alternative do you prefer (pick one)? Bronson Boulevard Railing Alternative 2 (Horizontal Railing B)

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 3, 2022, 10:38 AM

Which Bronson Blvd railing alternative do you prefer (pick one)? Bronson Boulevard Railing Alternative 1 (Horizontal Railing A)