Installation of In-Road Pedestrian Signs Underway

More than 60 new In-Road Pedestrian Crossing Signs will be installed at 20 crosswalk locations in the City of Kalamazoo. The new signs are in addition to the 108 “Local Law, Stop Here for Pedestrians” signs that have already been added at 54 crosswalks this year.

The in-road signs are meant to further increase awareness of drivers’ responsibility to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. A new city ordinance that took effect June 1, 2019 requires motorists to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks without a traffic signal (where traffic signals are present, all road users must obey the signal).

Locations for the in-road signs were chosen based on criteria such as traffic speed and volume, street width, and observed pedestrian usage. Four in-road signs will be installed at a typical crosswalk, although wider streets will receive more. Locations were finalized in July but due to delivery delays, installation was not able to begin until October 21.

A map of locations can be found here. The initial 20 locations are expected to be expanded upon in future years as efforts to educate drivers and pedestrians continue.

See how the Foundation for Excellence invests in Kalamazoo with interactive dashboard

We are happy to introduce a new interactive dashboard that displays how and where the Foundation for Excellence is investing in the City of Kalamazoo. The dashboard shows all projects that have been budgeted since the inception of the Foundation, as well as which neighborhood they are located in. You can also see how much each neighborhood has benefited from property tax savings, both by property type (residential/industrial/commercial) and occupancy (rental/owner-occupied). Explore how FFE invests in our City at www.kalamazoocity.org/ffedashboard 

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Available for Review, Q & A Scheduled for October 10

The pdf Draft 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) (676 KB)  is now available for review pdf here (676 KB) . A question & answer session has been scheduled for Thursday, October 10 from 5 -6pm in the Community Room at City Hall.

The 2018 CAPER is the fifth performance report in the five-year Consolidated Plan cycle. The Report describes the allocation expenditures of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Block Grant funds during the 2018 program year which runs July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Comments or questions about the CAPER may be directed to Venessa Collins-Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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