Complete Streets Institute (CSI)
Statutory Authority for Complete Streets
In August, 2010, Michigan became the 14
state to adopt a Complete Streets policy. Implementation of thisstatewide policy will facilitate the creation of safe, livable, accessible streets that are planned, designed, andconstructed for legal users of all ages and abilities. Streets are a defining characteristic of community, andComplete S
treets are an integral piece of a community’s economic development and placemaking
efforts,and can contribute to improved health, safety, access and mobility; reduce air pollution; and improve qualityof life.
Complete Streets Institute: A Need for Information
In response to the successful passage of the Complete Streets legislation, and increasing demand from interestedcommunities and organizations, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Michigan (HKHM) Coalition, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), and Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) partnered to develop the
. The Complete Streets Institute is a comprehensive and standardized 5-module training programdesigned to increase awareness of complete streets principles, support local advocacy efforts, and provide practical,realistic instructions and techniques to help communities create, adopt, and implement Complete Streets policies andprojects.The 5-module Complete Streets Institute training curriculum was designed to cover all aspects of Complete Streets,from introduction of the concept (Module 1) to design applications in your community (Module 5). You pick themodules YOUR community needs to move ahead with success.
What Do the Modules Cover?
Overview and Introduction to Complete Streets
. Defines Complete Streets and explains its importance,history, and benefits, as well as its relationship to other related topics.
Introduces the various stakeholders of Complete Streets, explains how to workthrough a coalition to effect policy and projects, and provides messaging and communication tools and tips.
the tools needed to assess a community’s readiness for Complete Streets policies
and the steps needed to implement them. This module also defines and explains the policy-making processes andstakeholders including local government, planning, transportation systems and planning, and Complete Streets laws.
Planning and Regulatory Mechanisms.
Explains policy implementation tools such as planning processes,policies, and regulations.