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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Detroit is the 12th most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the country.  In April 2010, Detroit received a federally funded grant from the MI Dept of Community Health to support "Complete Street" policies. The initiative dictates that pedestrians and cyclists must be able to safely move along and across complete streets.

Read the Full Article at Huffington Post ...

"It seems like a simple idea: Roadways should be safe for all users, whether they drive, ride public transit, bike or walk. But Detroit is the 12th-most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the country, and the region has a long way to go.

The Detroit Complete Streets Coalition was born, bringing together an all-star team comprising many advocacy groups, including the Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, Department of Public Works, City Planning Commission, Detroit Department of Transportation, Detroit Police Department, Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative, Wayne State University, City Connect Detroit, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Transit Riders United and plenty of committed community members. "

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