We have all talked about walkable Troy, and we understand the complications of that theory without having an established “downtown” in the true sense of the word. The Big Beaver corridor is a logical target for creating that “place”, but the fact is, we have a lot of hurdles to jump creating it. Move across Troy is a project in the infancy stage that is targeting the Big Beaver Corridor without neglecting the vision of The Maple and Rochester Rd. corridors in scope. We have over 50,000 vehicles/day traversing Big Beaver. Our daytime population needs a way to get to local eateries and shopping without the use of cars in order to meet the typical one hour lunch routine. How do we do that? We have schedule symposiums that are open to the public intended to brainstorm the issues at hand. The information we gather should help gauge what steps can be taken to get us to the next level. Come join us on October 1, at the community center from 11:30 – 1:30 for the first session, or from 5:00 – 7:00 for the evening session.For more information on this initiative, click here to view/print a document prepared by the City Manager's staff. A presentation on Move Across Troy was made at the September 8, 2014 Troy City Council meeting. Fortunately, the presentation is at the very beginning of that meeting and so I decided to embed a video of that meeting at the bottom of this blog post.
I plan on attending the late afternoon session on October 1st because I have a specific concern about the Big Beaver corridor (see 8/22/13 blog post). While each session on that day is scheduled for two hours, according to City Management Assistant Maggie Hughes you only need to allow for "up to 30 minutes to explore all the stations and the feedback portion."