Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker at the Student Michigan Association of Planning (SMAP) Conference February 2, 2018 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Students from the eight accredited planning programs in state attended along with practicing professionals serving as mentors to the students. Cynthia also hosted a session on "Transportation Planning as a Career Path" and interacted with students interested in the field of transportation planning, particularly walking, bicycling, and transit. The presentation is available for viewing using the link below.
A tour of the communities of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor the day prior to the conference showcased the work the communities are doing to increase mobility options for residents and visitors. Ypsilanti now has its own transit center with service into downtown Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.
The Blake Transit Center is part of the local transit system RIDE which operates service between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. The Blake Transit Center is in downtown Ann Arbor, very close to the University of Michigan campus.
The Ann Ashby Bike House in downtown Ann Arbor. A popular service for bike commuters providing secure space for parking your bike inside the Ann Ashley Parking Structure.
A fun and creative bike station at the famous Zingerman's Delicatessen in downtown Ann Arbor.