Ann Arbor to help residents fill sidewalk gaps with 50% contributions

This article discusses how there is a new program in Ann Arbor to implement new sidewalks. This program is being funded by residents as well as the state. As of now, city engineers estimate that there are around 149 miles of road in the Ann Arbor without sidewalks. What will this new program do for the city of Ann Arbor. Was this a good use of resident and state funding?