This past week was an exciting one in Sault Ste. Marie. The Chippewa County 'Building a Healthier Community Coalition' and the Strategic Alliance for Health Project on behalf of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have spent two years partnering with the City on a Complete Streets resolution. After intensive hard work, presenting in front of the Planning Commission and the City Commission, all parties involved have adopted the Complete Streets resoultion as defined by the National Complete Streets Coalition.
This article, which made front page headlines in the Soo on Friday, discusses the incredible partnership that helped bring this about. The community is excited about the initiative. Having a walkable and bike friendly city is important to placemaking and quality of life. Sault Ste. Marie is now the first city north of the Mackinaw Bridge to adopt a Complete Streets resolution!
Colby Spencer is an intern and Project Coordinator for 21c3 at MML. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.