LATHRUP VILLAGE — With a vision of a bustling downtown district in mind, Lathrup Village city officials are working toward the creation of a “complete streets” program with a local transportation planning firm.

The program is designed to provide safe and efficient roadways for all uses — cars, trucks, transit, foot or bicycle.

The Lathrup Village City Council will need to approve a complete streets ordinance, amend the master plan and create a nonmotorized capital improvements program.

“Complete streets has cars, bikes, pedestrians and all of those uses (to) be considered when coming up with design and functionality of our roads,” said Allen Weaks, Lathrup Village city councilman.

The city has been looking at its roadways for quite some time — most notably, Southfield Road and the boulevard addition proposed by the Road Commission for Oakland County.

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