A major milestone was achieved this week with the completion of continuous sidewalks from Kalamazoo Avenue to Patterson Avenue along 28th Street. These sidewalks now physically connect Grand Rapids and Kentwood to Cascade Township. After seven years and nearly $2 million in federal, state and local dollars, seven miles of sidewalks in this busy business corridor now provide a safer connection for individuals of all abilities.
On Thursday, October 23, Disability Advocates of Kent County held a ribbon cutting celebration in honor of this community achievement that will allow access to more opportunities. In attendance were MDOT Director Kirk Steudle, Mayor Elect Rosalynn Bliss, Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley, Rapid CEO Peter Varga, as well as citizens from the community.