GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The response to a proposed re-design along part of Bridge Street in Grand Rapids came down to road quality versus beautification.
The plan was shared at a public meeting Thursday evening at St. James church.
It calls for eliminating curbs on Bridge Street west of US-131 and reducing the speed limit to 15 miles an hour. The hope is to give it a more "small downtown" feel and for cars, walkers, and bikers all to share the roadway.
Deputy City Manager Eric DeLong said Monroe Center is already essentially a shared street.
"It can be closed, it can be open to traffic, [it] accommodates parking, bicycles, people, snowmelt, sidewalk cafes -- that's really kind of our version of a shared street," DeLong said.