Last night the Novi City Council adopted a Complete Streets Resolution on a 7-0 vote with several Council members speaking in support of the resolution. The resolution declares Novi’s commitment to adopting and following Complete Streets principles. It also directs City staff to develop a set of proposed standards and ordinances to implement “Complete Streets” policies and practices in the City of Novi. These efforts, in concert with the newly initiated master plan for non-motorized transportation, will enable the city to better meet the strong desire of Novi residents to live in a more walkable and bikeable city and to provide a transportation system that takes into consideration the needs of all users. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the City of Novi!
View Video of City Council Discussion (15:00 minute mark)
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A “COMPLETE STREETS”
POLICY FOR THE CITY OF NOVI.
WHEREAS, “Complete Streets” are defined as a design framework that enables safe and
convenient access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers
of all ages and abilities; and
WHEREAS, “Complete streets” are achieved when transportation agencies routinely
plan, design, construct, re-construct, operate, and maintain the transportation network
to improve travel conditions for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit. and freight in a manner
consistent with, and supportive of, the surrounding community; and
WHEREAS, development of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit infrastructure offers longterm
cost savings and opportunities to create safe and convenient non-motorized
WHEREAS, streets that support and invite multiple uses, including safe, active, and
ample space for pedestrians, bicycles, and transit are more conducive to the public life
and efficient movement of people than streets designed primarily to move
WHEREAS, increasing active transportation (e.g .. walking, bicycling and using public
transportation) offers the potential for improved public health, economic development,