LINDEN, MI – Communities across the country are recognizing the importance and safety of complete streets in their neighborhoods. The Linden City Council adopted a Complete Streets Resolution and has joined a national movement to make streets safer for all its users.
Complete Streets promotes design principles that result in safe, accessible, and convenient access along and across roadways for all types of transportation users – including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders.
The resolution is nonbinding and encourages local transportation planners to consider pedestrians and bicyclists when planning and implementing transportation projects. The resolution also highlights that an investment in Complete Streets can offer long term cost savings and result in many community benefits. Complete Streets can help make a community more sustainable, livable and economically viable by sparking economic development, improving public health and reducing air and water pollution.
The Complete Streets resolution “signifies that local decision-makers are thinking innovatively about how to transform the community into a more vibrant and welcoming place,” says Lauren Holaly, Active Living Coordinator for the Crim Fitness Foundation.
Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) a diverse group of advocates, non-profits, private, and government agencies that support and advocate for accessibility and active living policies and programs throughout Genesee County. SAGE has been advocating for Complete Streets to support their vision of creating a healthy Genesee County that provides safe and inviting public spaces where people of all ages and abilities can easily integrate fun, physical activity into their everyday life. SAGE and its membership worked with the city of Linden to draft the resolution language and garner grassroots support for the adoption of the resolution. To learn more about SAGE, please visit www.activegenesee.org.
SAGE is funded by the Ruth Mott Foundation and coordinated by the Crim Fitness Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan Fitness Foundation.
Contact – Lauren Holaly
Active Living Coordinator
Crim Fitness Foundation
Office – 810-235-7801