Safe Routes to School

Three Mile Trail

Three Mile Trail (Outdoor) Open House
Join East Bay Township and TART Trails for an outdoor public open house to create a community vision for a proposed Three Mile Trail extension between South Airport and Hammond Roads, as well as other nearby trail connections.

Share your ideas for design, amenities, and access points along the proposed trail system. The event will be outside under a tent and will use COVID-19 prevention practices. Those unable to attend the event can participate via an online survey, which will be available immediately after the open house at:

The open house will be Thursday, October 22 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM at Grand Traverse Academy.

Three Mile Trail (Outdoor) Open House Final


East Bay Township Safe Routes to School Walking & Biking Audit Routes  

Click here to register

Click below to download 
walking and biking maps. 

  1. South Airport Road Route
  2. 3 Mile Road Route
  3. Chartwell Drive Route 
  4. Hammond Road Route
  5. Verndale Neighborhood Route 
  6. East Middle School Bus Drive Route  

Print the following handouts to assist your group during the audit: 

Email completed forms and photographs to East Bay Township Planner Claire Karner at, mail to East Bay Township Attn: Claire Karner, 1965 N. Three Mile Road, Traverse City MI 49696, or drop them off at the Township Hall.  

What is Safe Routes to School?
Safe Routes to School is a federal and state program designed to make it safe safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school. 

As part of the Safe Routes to School initiative, East Bay Township is
 seeking to improve pedestrian access to area schools in the vicinity of the 3 Mile Road and Hammond intersection, while also furthering the enhancement of regional trail connectivity. The Township has contracted with Prein & Newhof to assist the Township in applying for Safe Routes to School funding. This project is supported by our partner at TART, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, and Norte.