How can the city of Pontiac’s transportation network be improved so that it brings more business and life to the downtown?
A public meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, March 17th from 10am until noon at the Crofoot Ballroom to discuss that.
Oakland County planners are trying to figure out ways to attract traffic into downtown Pontiac, rather than have traffic diverted around the downtown district.
The public is invited to attend a meeting with local government officials, planners, residents and business owners to discuss how to fix what many argue has become a barrier for the neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
The group also has been examining the city’s transportation links, assets and past planning documents.
The data, along with input from residents, will create an action plan for the Woodward Loop and to improve the city’s streets, sidewalks and bike path system.
Here’s one obvious suggestion: Stop routing the Clinton River Trail around the downtown. The trail should go through the main downtown business area using the roads.
It shouldn’t be routed on sidewalks. Besides ignoring the downtown businesses, the trail design ignores best practices.