The number of Michigan communities with Complete Streets policies or ordinances is nearing 40 with the additions of Lake Isabella, Ludington, Marquette, Northville, Owosso and Acme Township in Grand Traverse County.
According to Holly Madill, Complete Streets Project Coordinator for the Michigan Department of Community Health, this now means approximately 2,659,080 people, or 27% of Michigan’s population now lives in a community that has endorsed complete streets either through a resolution or ordinance.
The League was a strong supporter of the statewide Complete Streets law that passed last year as a strategy to give local officials more control over the design of streets and roads within their community and allow them to build roadways for people, as well as cars.
For more information on the Complete Streets law check out the League's webpage.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 of by e-mail.