For Lansing youth who are interested in building life skills and exploring what working in public safety can offer, the Lansing Public School Youth Leadership Academy can be an effective learning experience that can lead to further opportunities with emergency services.
Some people feel the Lansing River Trail is unsafe, especially after dark. However, the hours of operation are from dawn ’till dusk and during the day it is safe for walkers, joggers, bicyclists and others. The more people are on the trail, the safer it will be.
You’re driving to work with your eyes peeled for texting teenagers, but in the dim morning light you can’t make out a new pothole before it swallows one of your front wheels in a single, expensive blow. Similar experiences can cost other Lansing residents anywhere from $60 to over $800 for repairs ranging from front end alignments to new wheel replacements and more. Potholes can be the results of salting the roads over winter and harsh fall and spring refreezing conditions. In extremely low winter temperatures road salt loses it’s effectiveness, so the melted ice water that flows into small cracks in the pavement can freeze and expand, weakening the road structure. In the fall and spring when temperatures fluctuate around the freezing point, water flows into small spaces where it freezes and expands, damaging the road.
The Lansing Police and Fire Departments have a history participating in and hosting community-friendly events, but in recent times there has been an effective increase in building a sense of community.