State Transportation Commission releases draft Complete Streets policy

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

June 28, 2012 -- The State Transportation Commission (STC) is inviting public comment on the draft Complete Streets policy released at its June 28 meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. Comments may be submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation through July 13.

Complete Streets are those that safely serve all legal users of the roadway, from trucks, cars and buses to bicyclists and pedestrians, regardless of age or ability. Michigan Public Act 135 of 2010 requires the STC to enact a Complete Streets policy by August 2012. The STC has worked closely with the governor-appointed 18-member Complete Streets Advisory Council on the draft policy. The group's role, according to law, is to advise the STC, county road commissions and municipalities on Complete Streets policies. Council members represent road and transit agencies, state agencies, walking and biking organizations, and environmental, senior citizens and disabled persons groups.

The draft policy is available online at: www.michigan.gov/transcommission. Comments may be e-mailed to MDOT-State-Transportation-Commission@michigan.gov or submitted in writing to:

Michelle Myers, Intermodal Policy Division
Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909

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