With your involvement, we can continue working on innovative solutions to tame traffic in Traverse City's downtown and neighborhoods, improving livability and keeping T.C. thriving.
T.C. MOBILITY LAB
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the T.C. Mobility Lab?
The T.C. Mobility Lab is Groundwork’s initiative that explores, fosters community conversation, and tests ways to improve the local transportation system. The program's aim is to maintain our region’s quality of life, build a healthier and more livable community, and keep and attract a productive workforce.
What's the goal of the Mobility Lab?
What new services will you explore?
Based on best practices in other towns and feedback from employers, multiple options are surfacing as initiatives to explore: Private commuter shuttles, a downtown on-demand shuttle, a circulator shuttle, and a bike share program.
How can I get involved?
Sign up for Groundwork's newsletter for updates on T.C. Mobility Lab and ways you can get involved. Also keep an eye out for the Advocate Academy that we co-produce with Norte. A six-week class taught in late winter, the academy teaches strategies and offers advice for dealing with local government on issues like making a town more walkable and bike-able. You may also contact Groundwork Deputy Director, James Bruckbauer.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
T.C. Mobility Lab News
ABOVE Russ Soyring retired a year ago from his 35-year career as Traverse City Planner. We walked with Russ around town and asked him to reflect on, among other things, the joy (and resilience value) of a good sidewalk. Photo by Jeff Smith. Russ Soyring guided the...
I started riding BATA’s Bayline bus route recently, and I’m hooked! I love it, and I think you may too. After a year plus of working from home and spotty internet at my new house, I needed a change of scenery and started going into the downtown office a couple of...
Want to get involved in bringing more transportation options to Emmet County? There’s a big push underway to create a new authority that would provide transit services to communities all over Emmet County. I recently moved to northern Michigan, and I’ve often wondered...