Detroit Complete Streets Coalition
HEP supports complete streets that accommodates non-motorized travelers, increases physical activity, lowers rates of traffic injuries and fatalities, lowers rates of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and enables the non-driving population to travel safely.
The Detroit Complete Streets Coalition seeks to have safer streets for all users including those in wheelchairs, bicyclists, seniors, and youth. Complete streets are roadways planned, designed and constructed to accommodate safe access for all users. On these streets, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transit riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across streets which may include sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes. The city of Detroit is already starting to build some Complete Streets and you will likely see more in the future.
The Detroit Complete Streets Coalition is continuing to grow. Current members include the following city departments: Department of Public Works (DPW), City Planning Commission (CPC), Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), Detroit Police Department (DPD), Planning and Development Department (PDD); community members; Wayne State University; and organizations such as the AARP, City Connect Detroit, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), Transit Riders United (TRU), and Warriors on Wheels (WOW). The coalition has met monthly since May 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down.
HEP resources include our Physical Activity Two-Pager which provides data related to access to safe environments for physical activity and can be used to advocate for Complete Streets legislation.