Complete Streets supporters in Southeast Oakland County have made significant advances in recent months, including the formal adoption of the Royal Oak Non-motorized Transportation Plan, a Complete Streets resolution for Oakland County, and most recently, the adoption of Complete Streets Guidelines by the Road Commission for Oakland County.

On December 12th, a community meeting is being organized by local bicycle advocates to discuss the the implementation of bicycle infrastructure such as marked bicycle routes, sharrows, bicycle boulevards, and road diets. A desired outcome of the meeting is to develop a strategy for a multi-city push for Complete Streets implementation that links the various Oakland County communities together with a safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian network.

Meeting Details:

  • Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 (12/12/12)
  • 7:00 pm
  • Royal Oak Public Library, 222 East 11 Mile Road, downtown Royal Oak

Residents and people who walk and bike through Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Southfield are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is no need to register – just show up.

The meeting will also include three guest speakers:

  • Todd Scott, Detroit Greenways coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. Mr. Scott has helped bring millions of dollars of grant funds into the Detroit area to fund bicycle infrastructure and is a nationally-known expert on mapping bicycle routes.
  • Heather Carmona, Executive Director of the Woodward Avenue Action Association. Ms. Carmona was key in winning federal funding for the recent improvements to the Woodward-12 Mile intersection, is currently leading an 11-city effort to make Woodward Avenue a Complete Street from Detroit to Pontiac, and is helping to organize a Gran Fondo bicycle ride planned for next year.
  • Tom Dusky, Green Cruise coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Sierra Club. The Green Cruise is a celebration of non-motorized transportation held annually in Ferndale.

The meeting is sponsored by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board, Huntington Woods Environmental Committee, Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee, Woodward Avenue Action Association, and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.

For more information, contact:
Tom Regan – 248-797-1075

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