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CompleteStreets-05172012

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Grand Traverse County Complete Streets InitiativeComplete Streets Coalition MeetingThursday - May 17, 20124:00 - 5:30 p.m. Traverse City District LibraryIf you have any questions or would like to assist in any of the projects in these minutes, pleasecontact
 
Julie Clark at julie@traversetrails.orgMeeting Notes:I.
 
Welcome and Introductions:a.
 
Julie Clark, of TART Trails, introduced the concept of complete streets as an approach throughplanning and design to build streets inclusive of all users.II.
 
Complete Streets Initiative for Grand Traverse County:a.
 
Harry Burkholder introduced the current LIAA and TART Trails collaborative effort through aRotary Grant to ultimately increase traction for Complete Streets in northwest lower Michigan.b.
 
The 4 main objectives are: 1) Establish community awareness of complete streets concepts,benefits and applications 2) Conduct a comprehensive community inventory of physicalinfrastructure, funding mechanisms, policies 3) Develop a web-based tool box for resources,outreach opportunities and activities 4) Develop an action plan for the next year.III.
 
How Does Complete Streets (and Transportation) Affect Your Constituents?a.
 
Around the room responses, and who spoke, were collected as follows. Please send additionalconcerns anytime.b.
 
Don Cunkle: Recycle-a-Bicyclei.
 
Safetyii.
 
Lack of shoulders in rural areasiii.
 
The carless due to financial hardship require more consideration.c.
 
Rob Bacigalupi -Downtown Development Authorityi.
 
Balance of interests downtown's ROW.ii.
 
Bike parking & room for people walking use sidewalkiii.
 
On-street parking (use of parking space)iv.
 
On-street cafes (use of parking space)d.
 
John Bolde- Munson Medical Centeri.
 
Neighborhood concerns with amount of motorized traffic.ii.
 
Season concerns, jumps in the summer months.iii.
 
Encouraging employees to walk, bike and use transit.iv.
 
Connecting Munson
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s 3,500 employees to other campuses with transit/downtowne.
 
Raymond Minervini-The Village at the Grand Traverse Commonsi.
 
Connectivity of the grid is important to connect commons with rest of City.ii.
 
Private/Public Streets--who controls? Who Designs them?iii.
 
Silver Dr. not acting exactly way it was planned as speeds remain high.iv.
 
Closing gaps of distances to promote active transportation, with transit.v.
 
Interested in park & rides, incentives to get people to park for the day, garages.vi.
 
Obstacles like Division St. (addressing perceived safety & comfort)f.
 
Rod Lowes- TCAPSi.
 
Safety of students on foot and bicycleii.
 
Lack of connectivity, even in and around neighborhood schoolsiii.
 
4,000 students in system do not take school bus, unsure how many of that numberwalk/bike (12,000 total students in TCAPS system)iv.
 
Depot Stops: encouraging students to walk further to one collector stop. (Rural and cityissue)

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