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The Prosperity Agenda: Complete Streets – Designing roadways to accommodate all users, not just motorists

prosperity-agenda-thumbCommunities should be designed for people, not just cars. That’s the overall theme of this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. Experts on the show discuss the concept of “Complete Streets” and how we should design our communities for everyone – pedestrians of all ages, bicyclists as well as for vehicles. We also talk about projects throughout our state that allow pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and others to safely use the roads in their communities. Read more about the creating the types of places where people want to live, work and play here at placemaking.mml.org. My co-host for this show is Dustin Block, community news director for mlive.com Detroit. Our guests are Suzanne Schulz, Planning Department Director for the City of Grand Rapids; Jason Flower, Economic Development Program Manager for the Woodward Avenue Association;  John Lindenmayer, the Advocacy and Policy Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. Our June show is scheduled to air 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013. You can also listen to it anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the placemaking concept here as well as on this blog.

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