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Is Traverse City Bucking A Nationwide Decline Of Bike Commuting?

By Craig Manning | Jan. 18, 2019

Fewer people are riding their bikes to work, but according to Julie Clark, executive director for TART Trails, Traverse City might be bucking that national trend.
Based on the most recent nationwide U.S. Census data, from 2016 to 2017, the number of commuters listing “bicycle” as their go-to mode of transportation dipped 3.2 percent. Even as trails, bike lanes, and bike share programs become more common, the number of people using bikes to get around is apparently dropping.
Clark says local numbers tell a different story. In 2014, TART started tracking trail visits using counters along the trail. The first year, the trail recorded 232,000 ...

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Leelanau Christian Neighbors, Samaritans' Closet Merge

Two Leelanau County organizations serving families in need have agreed to join forces.

The boards of Leelanau ...

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GT Band Distributes More Than $873K To Local Organizations

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of $873,420 in gaming ...

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County Commissioners Approve Prayer Policy

Grand Traverse County commissioners Wednesday approved a proposed invocation policy in a split vote that will allow ...

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TC Planning Commission Eyes 2019 Projects, Priorities

Traverse City staff are bracing for a “phenomenally busy year,” according to City Planning Director Russ ...

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Today Friday, January 18, 2019

10:00 AM

Big Group / Small Works Art Show

Over 40 artists, with nearly 200 small, affordable original works to choose from. Open house held today from ... More Info >>

10:00 AM

Furniture, Fiber, Photography, and Sculpture

An opening reception will be held on Fri., Jan. 18 from 5-7pm. Runs through Feb. 22. More Info >>

10:00 AM

Norman Kline Paintings

Runs through Jan. A reception will be held on Dec. 18 from 5:30-8pm. More Info >>

10:00 AM

The Art of: The Other Traverse City

Local photographer Alan Newton will focus his lens on the opioid crisis affecting the TC region & beyond ... More Info >>

10:30 AM

Storytime at Leland Township Library

Stories and play designed to promote joy and growth in literacy. Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers welcome. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Fresh Cuts: The Art of Papercraft

An opening reception will be held on Sat., Jan. 12 from 2-4pm. Runs through Feb. 16. More Info >>

11:00 AM

Local Artist Spencer McQueen

Spencer presents his show "You're So Yourself." An opening reception will be held on Fri., Jan. 4 ... More Info >>

12:00 PM

Grand Traverse Art Bomb

A collaborative art show with talent from around northern MI. Featuring three reception events throughout the show. It ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women

This exhibition features 40 framed neckpieces created as a celebration & tribute to Canadian women, past & present ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum Center's Collection

Featuring weavings from the Inuit art collection, by the artists of the Pangnirtung Weaving Cooperative. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon ... More Info >>

1:00 PM

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1950

From the Detroit Institute of Arts, this exhibition features 40 works by late-19th & early-20th century artists capturing ... More Info >>

7:30 PM

"Fun Home"

A musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s memoir of the same name. The story takes you through Alison’s discovery ... More Info >>

Downtown TC Gift Certificate Sales Set New Record

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NMC Hires Firm For President Search

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StoryCorps, Michael’s Place To Partner On New Program Recording TC Memories

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Local Film And New Media Program Lands Statewide Acclaim

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Eight Charities Share $453,000 From Swingshift

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Man Arrested For Throwing Snowballs

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Corrections Officer Charged

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County Commissioners To Talk Controversial Library Appointment, Invocation Policy

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Year-End Numbers Show Real Estate Sales Continue To Slow

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Building West End Deck Will Require Extending TIF 97, Says DDA Leader

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Grand Traverse Band's Economic Arm To Acquire Defense Contractor

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See What's On Stage Now

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Coldwell Banker Expands To Eastern Florida

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Some Sleeping Bear Areas Open

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