Non-motor transportation in Westland getting a closer look in ‘Walk and Roll’ plan

Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived to Michigan nearly one year ago, Westland has seen an uptick in people choosing to walk or bike around the city. 

“We’ve seen more people out walking in our community than ever before,” Mayor Bill Wild said, adding he attributes the spike to the pandemic. 

The city is hoping to promote and expand its non-motor transportation options in a “Walk and Roll” plan. 

“I’d say our city is probably a little behind the curve as far as bike lanes go,” Wild said. “Part of the reason for that is most of the streets in Westland have on-street parking. But moving forward we know that mobility is going to be a big thing for people with where they choose to live and raise a family.”