Lewton-Rich Neighborhood Association
January 15th, 2009
Welcome –– 7:05 p.m.
Introductions –– 12 persons
Introduction of Special Guest: Chief of
Lansing’s Fire Department, Tom Cochran
Described some history of the Lansing
Recommend the museum.
One of the 1st departments
that had EMS.
First in Area HAZMAT team w/ Regional
One of only three in state Search and
Invites public to stop in and see the
stations, especially the #1 station.
LFD is available for other public
Police – Sgt Frank Koenigsknecht and Officer
Crime Map – very clear.
Recent local burglars were caught, as
the neighbors used cell phones cameras to photograph suspicious persons
and their cars’ license plates and then reported. Great Idea!!
Pay attention - call in suspicious
activities to LPD as they happen.
Frigid temperatures are causing
problems, including traffic.
It is colder then the freeze point of salting. It can cause it to melt
and the refreeze, even slicker.
2. The Emergency Vehicles are slipping.
Guest Speaker – Chip Kosloski w/ Mid
Michigan Biking Council.
In the process of community engagement.
There will be some larger planning
workshops to promote a non- motorized traffic.
Created by our Mayor in 2006.
Bike and foot trips 2000-2006 reported
2000+ accidents and related 13 deaths.
Comparing to other cities similar to
Lansing and determine why we are behind.
From the map handed out.
1. Lansing Proper does not have equal # of bike
lanes on roads as does the surrounding area, indicating that Lansing is lacking
From the hand bike lanes.
Established bike lanes, are safer
then sidewalks. As motorists don’t expect bikes that move in and out
2. Bike Lansing ensure full visibility.
3. Goal of reducing accidents of 20%
4. Double the numbers of trips to increase, as to indicate increase in
Three Handouts: Walk and Bike Lansing
1. Health benefits
4. And many other benefits.
h. Questions and Answers
1. Lansing was listed in a magazine as a top
10 for river trail
a. Are they looking for work sites / more so looking for a policy and determine
sources of costs. 1% of state DOT funds are required to spend on non-motorized.
Lansing is looking to get those funds, to be implemented with other projects.
2. It is legal to ride a bicycle on
3. Group Discussion
4. Request to provide lanes along Waverly
between Grand River and St. Joseph Hwy.
5. Survey passed out to all in attendance
$315.60 less $60 check to be used for
Halloween Safe Houses
Patty submitted two stipend grants for
our neighborhood party, on August 4th during National Night
Donations are welcome to this
Adjourn –– 8:25pm
Michael P. Flaga, Secretary and Web Master