LMB has launched a petition urging the Michigan State Transportation
Commission to adopt a stronger policy on Complete Streets. Please see the
information below, then sign the petition at change.org here:
"Michiganís draft Complete Streets policy is out, and the Michigan State
is looking for your feedback. Through July 13th, we urge you to join other
citizens around the state by signing the change.org
MSTC to adopt a stronger policy.
MSTC, a six-member board that establishes the policy and plans for
Michiganís Department of Transportation (MDOT), recently released the draft
policy for implementing Complete Streets on state roads. The Complete
Streets policy will direct MDOT planners to design and maintain roadways
that fit within the context of the community and keep all users in mind,
including bicyclists, public transit riders, motorists, and pedestrians of
all ages and abilities.
While the stateís effort is a big step in the right direction, bicycle,
disability, transit, and pedestrian advocates around the state think the
policy could be clearer, more specific, and include firm timelines for
implementing Complete Streets procedures. Advocates
policy, comparing it to national best
and have identified a number of key areas where Michiganís policy could be
The draft policy is the result of Complete Streets legislation passed in
2010 with overwhelming support from Michigan Legislature and the public.
The legislation requires that the state adopt a policy by August 2012.
MSTC is only allowing two weeks for the public to review and comment and
that period is quickly coming to a close on July 13th. Thatís why we need
you to *ACT TODAY and sign the
* urging MSTC to make improvements to the policy before adopting it."
Thank you for your time!
League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar St. Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
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