Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Woodward Avenue Action Association invites Berkley, Huntington Woods residents to stop by May 20-22 during workshops to help create a roadway that works for everyone.
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The Woodward Avenue Action Association will hold three days of interactive community events on May 20, 21, and 22 as part of its Woodward Complete Streets master planning effort, heralded as the single largest Complete Streets planning effort ever undertaken in North America. This is the second in a series of five planned for the Woodward corridor, and will target the cities of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills. The event will be held at 555 S. Woodward (on the west side of the building, facing Old Woodward). This three-day event is called a “charrette” and will focus on the cities of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills; however, all area residents and community stakeholders are encouraged to attend and help make Woodward a road that functions …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Find out how a Woodward Avenue master plan could impact home values and businesses in Berkley and Huntington Woods, according to proponents.
The implementation of a Complete Streets master plan along Woodward Avenue would give Berkley and Huntington Woods businesses and homeowners an economic boost, proponents said last week in Ferndale during the first in a series of interactive events. The gatherings were part of the Woodward Avenue Action Association's efforts to collect public input for a Woodward Complete Streets master plan that aims to make the 27-mile stretch of the historic roadway from Detroit to Pontiac more safe, friendly and accessible for users of all modes and abilities. The makeover would encourage economic growth along the corridor, proponents said. "Spreading commercial districts along a corridor is an outdated suburban planning (strategy)," said Walkable and …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Woodward Avenue Action Association invites the public to participate during the first of five free events slated along the Woodward corridor beginning April 17-19.
The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) will hold three days of interactive community events on April 17, 18 and 19 at the St. James Catholic Church, located at 241 Pearson Street in Ferndale at the corner of Pearson and Woodward. This series of events, collectively called a “charrette”, will be the first of five that will take place in the coming months in the cities and communities along Woodward. The first charrette will focus on the northern portion of Woodward in Detroit (from McNichols to Eight Mile) and the City of Ferndale. This effort is being led by the WA3, in conjunction with consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff and a Steering Group comprised of representatives and policy makers from Wayne and Oakland counties, the 11 …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan awards funding to the Woodward Avenue Action Association to help transform the 27-mile corridor.
The Woodward Avenue Action Association (WA3) has been awarded a $30,000 grant to support its efforts to develop a Complete Streets master plan for Woodward Avenue. The grant is from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and complements the $752,880 grant that was previously awarded by the Federal Highway Administration for the initiative. The association, an economic and community development organization based in Royal Oak, plans to develop a "Complete Streets" master plan that will transform the 27-mile corridor – from the Detroit River to Pontiac – into a complete, compatible and integrated roadway. A Complete Streets Steering Committee is being formed, which will be comprised of the Michigan Department of Transportation, …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Six communities have been asked to help create a biking map from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Royal Oak Public Library.
Berkley residents are invited to participate in a six-community meeting Wednesday in Royal Oak to discuss ideas for safe, regional biking routes. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Public Library; residents from Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, and Royal Oak also are encouraged to attend. "We are collecting safe biking routes into one large regional biking map. With help from the Oakland County mapping department we will collate the data and publish this map sometime in the spring of 2012," says an event posting on the Royal Oak Non-Motorized Transportation Plan page on Facebook. "... This event is a joint project of the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board and environmental advisory boards in …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Berkley Patch is excited to introduce a new series for our Patch readers that examines how communities, like ours, are adjusting to the challenges and opportunities that surround us.
We're excited to inaugurate a new series for our Patch readers: Dispatches: The Changing American Dream. Every day, the national media is full of stories about how American families, businesses and neighbors are adjusting to these trying times. There are so many changes happening so fast that it's dizzying: national debates about unemployment, foreclosures, debt, religion, government and private enterprise all touch on fundamental ways in which we see ourselves and our communities. At Patch, we want to explore that conversation on a daily basis so we can better understand how our neighbors are adjusting to the challenges and opportunities that surround us. We don't think there's one American Dream, but a multitude of American Dreams that a…
Monday, August 8, 2011
The initiative to make roads more accessible to walkers, bicyclists and mass transit programs could be adopted countywide.
Advocates say Oakland County roadways would be made more accommodating to nonmotorized forms of transportation — and to mass transit — under a proposal tentatively approved Monday by a County Commission committee. The Complete Streets plan would require future county road projects to take into account the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities, as well as mass transit services. County Commissioner Dave Woodward (D-Royal Oak) joined Craig Covey (D-Ferndale) in promoting the plan to fellow commissioners. However, the commission has little direct say over road projects. County roadways not maintained by the state or local municipalities are administered by the Road Commission for Oakland County, an independent agency. "…