Ann Arbor's Greenway Collaborative is helping Birmingham, MI develop transportation and development plans that will make the city more enticing to younger generation MIchiganders. Ah, if only the folks on A2's current city counil were as receptive to such locally-generated ideas.
"Geared for all age groups, the Multi-Modal plan integrates traditional motorized roadways with walking routes, bike lanes and public transportation.
They’re features meant to link neighborhoods with other parts of the city. Cox said those types of features are particularly meaningful to young families and members of the millennial generation.
“A lot of things in this plan are keys to helping retain the youth and attract new youth,” Cox told the commission. “We all want our kids to settle in the town they grew up in, and kind of take the town to the next generation.”"