Local Complete Streets Coalition
Note: This resource page is also hosted on the Grand Vision web site. Some variation may occur.
A vision of a more connected community, through infrastructure, individuals and organizations, is a fundamental piece of enhancing the quality of life in the Traverse City area. There are many ways to achieve this vision and designing complete streets is part of the solution.
The Grand Vision clearly supports increased mobility & placemaking opportunities. Adopting complete streets, both through our policies and our practices, is a meaningful way to put Grand Vision into action.
Engage Your Community:
- For the Calendar: TC Corridor Study dicussed at Planning Commission Jan. 16th
- Walking Audit Checklist: Conduct your own!
- Notes from walking audit of Lafranier Road (Nov. 2012)
Connected Communities Part II: Somewhere to be
- Traverse City Division Street
- Traverse City’s Corridor Study
- Front St. Enhancements for Suttons Bay (Planned 2013)
- Acmeshores: US-31 and the Shoreline District
- Traverse city Corridor Studies (City Planning Dept)
- East Bay Township US-31
- Greilickville Waterfront Study
- Complete Streets are Green Streets
- Cost of Complete Streets
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
- NWMCOG’s Get Involved Fact Sheet
- PPS’s: A Citizen’s Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage Your Transportation Agency (PDF)
- U.S. DOT Proven Safety Measures
- No Place for Pedestrians (Northern Express)
- Investigating Community Resilience: Complete Streets (UpNorthMedia)
- Walk: You’re designed to (Commentary originally published in TCBNews)
- Help Make Better Streets in Grand Traverse County (MLUI)
- Forum: Transportation Needs, Community Needs (Originally published in Record Eagle)
- “Bicycle Means Business: The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrasture” (PDF)
- An Alarmingly Strong Link Between Walkability and Diabetes (A Cities)
- Walk Appeal (4 part series on Original Green)
- How walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods help seniors (Atlantic Cities)
- Integrating Public Health and Transportation Planning (NARC-PDF)
- 10 Steps to creating Complete Streets (Better Cities) #1? Design for pedestrians first!
- Are Complete Streets Incomplete? (PPS)
- Designing Healthy Communities (PBS)
- The Crisis in American Walking: We Don’t (Slate)
- Why We’re Stuck at High Speed, and What We’re Going to Do About It? (America Walks)
- State of Michigan’s Complete Street Policy
- Acme Township Complete Streets Resolution
- Traverse City Complete Streets Resolution
- Traverse City Transportation Elements to Master Plan (2011)
- Map of Resolutions & Ordiances in Michigan
- 2012, Nov. 13: Notes from Conplete Streets Discussion
- 2012, May 17: Complete Streets Intitiative
- 2011, Dec. 07: Complete Street Coalition Lunch Meeting
- 2011, Sept. 20: Road Conversions: A Tool for Complete Streets
- 2011, Aug. 09: Tools and Resources Needed
Since passing statewide legislation in 2010, Michigan has taken a national lead in establishing local complete street ordinances and resolutions. There are now over 60 Michigan communities with policies on the books that support, if not require, new and re-constructed infrastructure be built inclusive of all users.
If interested, please attend one of the upcoming events or contact Julie Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information in how you can become more connected to this coalition of people, organizations and businesses.