Ottawa County launches crowd funding campaign for more bike lanes

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 16:49:24-04

WEST OLIVE Mich. -- Ottawa County has launched a crowd funding campaign to extend four foot wide bike lines another three miles along the lakeshore.  The hope is to add the lanes along Lakeshore Drive from Butternut Drive to New Holland Road.  Eventually the plan has this bike lane connecting Grand Haven to Holland, in both directions.

Their goal is to raise $175,000 total, and right now they need about $60,000 to reach it, but if they money isn't raised by Friday July 24th, it disappears.  That's because the road commission will be resurfacing this stretch of road and they will be including a three foot shoulder along part of it, but the county is hopeful with the extra funding, the shoulder can be extended to four feet width in both directions for the bike lanes.

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