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Michigan needs great, walkable, urban places if it is to mount a serious economic recovery.

This is a refreshingly simple message, and one embraced by places like Chicago and Pittsburgh.  But it has been a tough sell in Michigan.

The importance of the “built environment” – how and where residential housing, transportation infrastructure and commercial investment lands in our communities – has historically not been part of Michigan’s economic development strategy.
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Complete Streets are designed and operated so they work for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Communities that adopt complete streets policies are asking transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and alter the right-of-way with all users in mind.

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  • Childhood Obesity Task Force Recommends Complete Streets May 12, 2010
    The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, headed by First Lady Michelle Obama, released a new report and action plan to end childhood obesity in a generation. The report specifically recommends a federal Complete Streets policy. [Continue Reading "Childhood Obesity Task Force..."]
    Stefanie Seskin
  • Transportation Policy Is Health Policy May 10, 2010
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention become one of the first agencies to weigh in on the federal transportation reauthorization – and transportation choice is front and center in their recommendations. [Continue Reading "Transportation Policy Is Health..."]
    Barbara McCann

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