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June 18, 2018, City of Oak Park - Oak Park, together with Berkley, Detroit, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, and Royal Oak, received $495,380 in Transportation Alternatives Program funding, or TAP funds, for a multi-community bikeshare program.

"Walking and biking improvements implement regional planning priorities, offering transportation choices, promoting safety for all road users, and improving quality of life in Southeast Michigan," said Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director of Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

The bikeshare program was one of 50 projects awarded by SEMCOG. In total, they awarded $13 million in TAP funding and over $900,000 in Planning Assistance Program funding to local communities.

TAP projects include new bicycle facilities, multi-use paths, streetscape enhancements that improve pedestrian safety and connectivity, transportation-related green infrastructure, and projects encouraging students in grades K-8 to walk or bike to school.

For more information on this announcement, please see SEMCOG’s News Release below.