GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Plainfield Avenue is one of several in the city that have gone on "diets" in recent years - slimming down from four full lanes striped for cars only, to three lanes, including a middle turn and room on the side for bikes. Now, city traffic manager Christopher Zull says a portion of Alpine Avenue may undergo the same change.
Zull says the aim is to improve safety, as well as traffic flow. Zull says crashes would likely be reduced by a third, while creating "a more consistent" traffic flow.
The area of Alpine in particular is north of Leonard at Richmond, an area that recently was resurfaced. A public meeting about the plan was held Monday night at the Richmond Park pavilion.