Sensors near railroad crossings to detect if vehicle is stopped on tracks to warn near trains to stop. Also digital signs near crossings
In response to its rapid growth, the City of Grand Rapids is moving toward a more holistic approach to transportation. In early 2016, the City began transforming its Parking Services Department into Mobile GR and Parking Services - a broader mobility focused department aimed at integrating parking management with other transportation options and services. Mobile GR focuses on improved access, greater mobility, and increased safety for the City’s most vulnerable travelers.
The Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow challenge provides for a moment of collective creative thinking about how to grow transportation access for the residents, neighbors, visitors, workers and others that most need it. The Challenge will dive deep to understand mobility barriers, identify needs and select a focus for improvement. Up to $100,000 in pilot funding will be given to one idea to demonstrate how it can address transportation needs with a tangible solution. Información en Español