Welcome to Mode Shift!

In a grow-together-or-grow-apart world, we’re growing apart, and it’s not sustainable for our health, for our planet, for our economy. We need a Mode Shift; a shift in our thinking that points us back towards connecting to the things that we care about -- to our health, to our well-being, to each other.

So, what is Mode Shift?

In a nutshell...

Mode Shift is an online hub that provides stories, tools, and know-how to empower people to take action and make Michigan communities more walkable, bikeable, and livable.


Welcome to Mode Shift 2.0! Wait, what is Mode Shift 2.0? 
We have spent some time re-constructing the website to be more functional, user-friendly, and a downright more pleasant place to visit. We are currently going through a "soft-launch" phase, which, essentially, is a way to introduce something new without making a big fuss about it. For us, the soft-launch is an opportunity to beta test our new design while still being able to introduce new content.

What comes next?
In the upcoming months, we will unfold our plan for a big re-launch which will bring additional functionality to the site as well as more on-the-ground promotional events. Get hyped! 

What happened with all the content from the previous design?
We've imported it! Do excuse some of the dating hiccups... ole Shifty scratched our database entries a bit.

What's the story behind Take Action? 
One of our priorities is to help make it easier for you to find ways to impact your community. As we evolve Mode Shift 2.0, one of the ways we will do this is by highlighting relevant action opportunities in nearly every article we publish. Because we know that often, figuring out where to begin is the most difficult step. 

Will you be offering a digital means of connecting with other readers?
Mode Shift 1.0, as we'll call it, had certain community building features. Mode Shift 2.0 will absolutely build on them. Details will unfold as we move closer to our re-launch.

What is your area of coverage?
MichiganNo community is too small or large. (We are based in Lansing. Come say hello.)

Can I contribute articles or topic ideas?
Let's chat. Use the contact page to reach out to us.

Mode Shift is powered by the Michigan Fitness Foundation, aiming to improve the health of all Michiganders by inspiring active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events and policy leadership. Click here to learn more about the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

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Our Team

Meet the Mode Shift Team

Sergei Mnatsakanov

Communications & Digital Content. I rode a bike once. One of my favorite Michigan places to visit = the Sleeping Bear Dunes. #GoGreen