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Complete Streets policies ensure that
transportation planners and engineers design
roadways to meet the needs of 
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that p pp can use the roads safely and
conveniently, including drivers, public transit riders,
pedestrians and bicyclists as well as older citizens,
children and people with disabilities.
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Àhere is no single prescription for a complete street, but the following are
key features:
‡ Sidewalks ‡ Bus ³pull-outs´ or special bus lanes
‡ Bicycle lanes ‡ Audible pedestrian signals
‡ Sharrows (shared lane markings) ‡ Sidewalk ³bulb-outs´
‡ Wide shoulders ‡ Street trees & planter strips
‡ Crosswalks ‡ Àraffic-calming techniques
‡ Crossing islands
‡ Mid-block crossings
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‡ Economic Revitalization ‡ Public Àransportation
‡ Safety ‡ Climate Change
‡ Children ‡ Àransportation Costs
‡ Persons with Disabilities ‡ Livable Communities
‡ Older Adults ‡ Green Streets
‡ Health ‡ Ease Congestion
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‡ In 1993 West Palm Beach was considered blighted and
unpleasant for pedestrians.
‡ After implementing many aspects of Complete Streets
the area has   
  
rate and
pedestrian activity increased tremendously.
‡ Property values increased  their previous value,
businesses and people moved into the area and the area
is thriving.
www.completestreets.org
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‡ Washington DC¶s Barrack¶s
Row implemented many
aspects of Complete Streets
resulting in attracting 
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the ¾ mile strip has  
 
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inception of the project.
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Photos Barracks Row/Mainstreet
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‡ HB 6151 & 6152 requires MDOÀ to create
a Complete Streets policy and develop a
model policy for municipalities.
‡ Requires MDOÀ to coordinate better with
local units of governments
‡ Does NOÀ mandate locals to develop or
implement their own policies.
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‡ On August 17, 2009, Lansing became the first
municipality in the State of Michigan to pass a Complete
Streets ordinance.
‡ Jackson, Vlint, Genesee County, Grand Rapids, Àraverse
City, Midland and other Michigan communities have
endorsed Complete Streets.
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‡ Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion - City of Detroit
‡ Washtenaw County Health Department - City of Saline
‡ Ingham County Health Department - City of East Lansing
‡ Western U.P County Health Department - City of Houghton
‡ Marquette County Health Department - Marquette Àownship
‡ Genesee County Health Department - City of Vlint and City of Linden
‡ Jackson County Health Department - City of Jackson
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³Àoday, I want to announce a sea change. People across America
who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to
transportation planning. Àhis is the end of favoring motorized
transportation at the expense of non-motorized.

We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road
projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that
negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging
investments that go beyond the
minimum requirements and provide
facilities for bicyclists and
pedestrians of all ages and abilities.´
 
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³Ào the extent that Complete Streets planning
requirements can be incorporated into current
planning processes, the additional costs may be
marginal and potentially minimal.´

House Viscal Analyst: William E. Hamilton
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³By fully considering the needs of all non-
motorized travelers (pedestrians,
bicyclists, and persons with disabilities)
early in the life of a project, the costs
associated with including facilities for
these travelers are minimized.´
Jeff Morales, former Director CalÀrans
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‡ Since the introduction of a Complete Streets
policy in 2007, Charlotte NC has transformed 16
thoroughfares and 11 intersections, added miles
of sidewalks and bike lanes, and has more than
70 additional projects pending. Àhis is all without
a new funding source, but simply an expression
of a change in priorities put in motion when the
city's leadership adopted the Complete Streets
approach.
  
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‡ House bills passed unanimously out of
Àransportation Committee
‡ Nonpartisan- Passed by a wide margin on
House floor (85 ± 21 & 84 ± 22)
‡ 1000+ petition signatures
‡ 80+ MI Complete Streets Coalition Partners
‡ 146 jurisdictions nationwide have adopted
policies
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John Lindenmayer
League of Michigan Bicyclists
517-334-9100
john@LMB.org
www.LMB.org
www.MichiganCompleteStreets.org