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Complete Streetsgranholm signing

Governor Granholm signed the Complete Streets bills into law on August 1, 2010. The object of Complete Streets is to make roads accessible to all legal users—autos, bicycles, and pedestrians. The concept applies to road projects where all types of roadway users are considered during the planning and design phases to determine if any relevant accommodations are necessary or appropriate. This is a national movement, with numerous states, local governments, and even U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood espousing these ideals for federal transportation projects.Complete Streets complement the League's Prosperity Agenda and the Physical Design/Walkability core asset identified by the League's Center for 21st Century Communities.

The new legislation does not mandate any local road agency to adopt a Complete Streets policy or spend any additional dollars for non-motorized facilities. While adoption of a Complete Streets policy is purely optional for local governments, the changes in the law have the potential to benefit every community.


Complete Streets Resolutions

Berkley (pop. 15,531)
Hamtramck (pop. 22,976)
Manistique (pop. 3,583)
Midland (pop. 41,685)
Novi (pop. 52,231)
Sault Ste. Marie (pop. 16,542)

Complete Streets Ordinances

Ferndale (pop 22,105)
Lansing (pop.119,28)
Saline (pop.8,034)
Dexter (pop. 2,338)

Complete Streets PowerPoint

Presentation for Saline - Carlisle Wortman PDF

Presentation for Ferndale - Councilwoman Melanie Piana PDF

In the News...

The state created the Michigan’s Complete Streets Advisory Council—click here to see the appointees.


Complete Streets One-Pager Plus

The Review magazine article on Complete Streets PDF

Complete Streets Local Government Toolkit (From the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition) PDF


State of Michigan Complete Streets

Michigan Department of Transportation Complete Streets

Michigan Complete Streets Coalition

National Complete Streets Coalition

Detroit’s Complete Streets Project

Jackson’s Walkable Communities Task Force

State Contact:
Holly Madill
Michigan Association of Planning
219 S. Main Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.913.2000 |




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