Since the beginning, Let’s Save Michigan advocated for redeveloping our cities as pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly urban centers. We believe that by carving out vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods where jobs, restaurants, stores, and other amenities are easily accessible, this state can begin to attract the diverse mix of businesses and residents necessary to move our economy forward.
During 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 passed by the State House and Senate in July, and signed into law by Governor Jennifer Granholm in early August 2010, making Michigan the 14th state to pass Complete Streets legislation.
Getting the bills passed was a great step in the right direction, and afterwards we wanted to make sure Complete Streets was fully implemented. In the fall of 2011, MDOT had not yet delivered its implementation plan, and many communities were still without a Complete Streets ordinance, so we asked you to share what you would like from Complete Streets. Together we created a library of ideas to show what Michigan’s transportation system should look like.