Planning for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, & Water Users

City of Battle Creek Non-Motorized Transportation Plan 

This plan strives to accomplish the following:

  • Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle connections and safety
  • Enhance Canoe/ Kayak/ SUP water trails and amenities
  • Maintain existing infrastructure for continued use
  • Strategic decision-making for growth and value-added features
  • Examine sidewalks, bike lanes, Linear Park (multi-use pathway), and trails for safety, extensions, and maintenance
  • Increase healthy outdoor options for residents and tourists
  • Ensure safe routes to school for kids, parents, and teachers
  • Reduce pollution by providing more routes options for non-motorized transportation users
  • Enhance connections to the Iron Belle Trail, North Country Trail, & Great Lakes-to-Lakes Trail systems
  • Add more connections between people and places


2006 Non-Motorized Transportation Plan

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  1. Kayaking & Canoeing
  2. Local events
  3. Trails
  4. Regional plan
  5. Regulatory & Advisory info
  6. Accolades

2019 Update: Update 2006 Non-Motorized Transportation Plan

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan graphic with Battle Creek skyline

The existing 2006 Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is being updated in 2019 to re-evaluate the community's needs and address remaining work. New ideas have been expressed to the City. Thirteen years later, the City has accomplished many recommended improvements, but more work remains.

2006 Plan: Map of Recommended Improvements 

Battle Creek non-motorized transportation network - 2006

2019 Update Schedule

Non-Motorized Transportation Plan update schedule for 2019

Update 2006 Plan: Planning Process

2019 Spring/ Early Summer: Public Kick-off Workshops & Survey

City staff kicked off the planning effort with public workshops, mapping exercises, and community-wide survey to inform the City which streets, paths, rivers, etc. are used by the community; and where issues with those areas exist. Thank you for participating.

Survey results shown below. 

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2019 Fall: Public End of Season Workshops

City staff public workshops after the summer season to have the community add any new routes from the spring workshops/ survey. These maps are shown below - Coming Soon.

  1. Susan Cronander

    Planning Administrator
    Phone: 269-966-3320