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Complete Streets Advisory Council to meet Nov. 17

Contact: Jeff Cranson, Director of Communications, 517-335-3084
Agency: Transportation

November 1, 2011 -- The Complete Streets Advisory Council will meet at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Capitol Commons Center, 400 S. Pine St., in Lansing. The meeting is open to the public.

The 16-member council was appointed in accordance with Public Act 135 of 2010. The group's role, according to law, is to advise the State Transportation Commission, county road commissions and municipalities on Complete Streets policies. The law also requires the State Transportation Commission to enact a Complete Streets policy by August 2012. A "complete street" refers to a roadway that provides appropriate access to all legal users, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and those traveling by assistive devices, such as wheelchairs.

If you need special assistance to attend the Nov. 17 meeting, contact Dorothy Thompson at 517-241-4890. The public also can submit comments in writing prior to the meeting to: Michelle Myers, Michigan Department of Transportation, Intermodal Policy Division, P.O. Box 30050, 425 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, Mich. 48909.

Complete Streets Advisory Council members represent road and transit agencies, state agencies, walking and biking organizations, and environmental, senior citizens and disabled persons groups. More information is available online at: www.michigan.gov/completestreets.

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