The next regular meeting of the Complete Streets Advisory Council will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in the Capital Commons Center, 400 South Pine, Lansing, MI, commencing at the hour of 2:00 p.m.
The 16-member council was appointed last fall in accordance with Public Act 135 of 2010. The group’s role, according to law, is to advise the State Transportation Commission, county road commissions and municipalities on Complete Streets policies. The law also requires the State Transportation Commission to enact a Complete Streets policy by August 2012. A “complete street” refers to a roadway that provides appropriate access to all legal users, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and those traveling by assistive devices such as wheelchairs.
All meetings of the Complete Streets Advisory Council are open to the public, and attendance is encouraged. Any individuals needing special assistance to attend the meeting should contact Michelle Myers in the Intermodal Policy Division at 517-241-0754. For those who cannot attend the meeting in person, but would like to listen to the proceedings, they can do so through a conference phone line by calling 877-873-8018 and using pass code 3327994#. Callers can submit their public comments in writing to:
Michelle Myers, Departmental Specialist
Intermodal Policy Division
Michigan Department of Transportation
PO Box 30050, 425 W. Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48909
Complete Streets Advisory Council members represent road and transit agencies, state agencies, walking and biking organizations, and environmental, senior citizens and disabled persons groups. More information is available on the MDOT Web site at: www.michigan.gov/completestreets.