State Transportation Commission approves Complete Streets policy

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

July 26, 2012 -- The State Transportation Commission (STC) approved the Complete Streets policy released at its July 26 meeting in Midland.

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. 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 STC invited public comment on the draft Complete Streets policy released at its June 28 meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. As a result of the comments, the draft policy was modified to strengthen the language and address public concerns.

The approved policy is available online at: www.michigan.gov/transcommission.

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