Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Houghton/Hancock Bike and Pedestrian Survey available on line

HOUGHTON, HANCOCK -- The Houghton and Hancock Bicycle and Pedestrian committees and the Michigan Tech Bike-Friendly Campus Committee have released an on-line survey to gather input about local cycling and walking routes. All community members who bike or walk, and those who are interested in doing so, are asked to take 10 minutes and complete this brief survey.

On May 11, 2012, cyclist Sara Salo pedaled to Houghton -- the last miles of her 5,000 + mile School Lunch Tour, on which she visited hundreds of elementary schools and communities, promoting healthy choices for children. Now she is here in Hancock working with local committees on a survey to help improve the safety of non-motorized travel in and between Houghton and Hancock. (Keweenaw Now file photo © and courtesy Arne Kinnunen)

Learning where people regularly walk and bike will help to improve the safety of non-motorized travel in and between these communities. The survey will be open until Nov. 21 with results available by early 2013. The information gathered will be used to develop project priorities, provide supporting information for future grant proposals and contribute to city non-motorized plans.

The survey can be accessed on the City of Houghton or the City of Hancock websites, or directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2679HKG. For more information please contact Sara Salo, 906.482.7382, at the Western UP Health Department.

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