LSM’s Successes Part II: transportation calls to action

Octavia Bldv SFDuring the spring and summer of 2010, we collected over 343 signatures on a petition in support of the Complete Streets bills in the Michigan House of Representatives.  These bills were signed into law in early August 2010, making Michigan the 14th state to pass Complete Streets legislation.  Well done!

In 2011-2012, Michigan’s legislature considered (for the 24th time since the 1970s) the establishment of a Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan, and finally, this time, it stuck.  The RTA was signed into law in December of 2012, with hopes of making transportation around the area more efficient, connected, and ultimately, usable for riders. Our readers, during the time of the bills’ consideration, participated in one of our strongest advocacy campaigns: together we submitted 2,172 letters to the governor and state legislators encouraging them to pass the series of bills needed to establish the RTA. Nice work!

For all the times you’ve written that letter, read the latest report, attended a public forum or marched with your neighbors, we applaud you.