How did the candidates for East Lansing's Board of Education answer this reader question: "Do you support parents, staff and students riding bicycles to all of our schools – elementary, middle, and high school? If not, why not, and if so, what accommodations would you want to have provided?"
What's planned now for the Park District, and what do neighbors, including Peoples Church members, think of it? We sent reporter Ian Hoopingarner to Planning Commission to bring you back the full scoop.
On Saturday, October 1, MSU's College of Human Medicine will hold its annual Teddy Bear Picnic. As ELi's Peyton Lombardo explains, the event includes activities, sports teams, food and more with a goal of helping kids and medical and nursing students meet in a non-threatening environment.
Council covered a great deal of territory in its long "discussion-only" meeting last week. Police activity, tree-trimmers' return, a question of how much MSU costs City taxpayers, a fence for Bailey park, police and fire equipment.... ELi's Ian Hoopingarner brings the details.
What changes will need to be made to accommodate the traffic of a new Costco store in East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the recommendations brought to East Lansing's Transportation Commission.
The Marathon station at the southeast corner of Abbot Road and Saginaw Street will be completely rebuilt with a new design that incorporates art made by ELPS students, a bike repair station and more trees.
City Council's agenda for next week doesn't look like what we were expecting. The BRT and ethics rules will not be discussed after all. But marijuana, Costco, the Park District, parking, and senior life will be.
Just as the summer recreation season hits, the City of East Lansing has received an allocation of $788,863 from the Ingham County Board of Commissioners to repair the asphalt on more than thirteen miles of trails in East Lansing. The money comes from a voter-approved county trails and park millage.
The Ride of Silence is a global event going into its 12th consecutive year, and serves as a memorial for those who have been harmed or killed while riding a bike. The first Ride of Silence took place in Dallas and has stretched to 314 locations across the globe including 21 countries and every continent.
Cyclists legally share the road with motorists, but not all city officials, public safety departments and motorists are aware of this. “We’re not charging any money for this, it’s only to get the word out,” said event coordinator Lysne Tait.
Six new works of art that will double as bicycle racks are to be celebrated at an East Lansing ribbon-cutting event next week. Ami Van Antwerp, Communications Coordinator for the City, estimates that the $20,000 project will net “at least 10 new [bicycle] parking spaces” downtown. According to Van Antwerp, “There are a couple of situations where we are replacing deteriorating hoops with the new artistic bike racks.”