Small town transportation infrastructure improvements creates big picture results in Petersburg


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Summerfield Junior & Senior High School students use the new multiuse path on their after school commute

Small town transportation infrastructure improvements creates big picture results in Petersburg

Summerfield Junior & Senior High School students use the new multiuse path on their after school commute Home to about 1,200 residents, the .49 square mile City of Petersburg in Southeast Michigan’s Monroe County is the second smallest city in Michigan after Clarkston. The sidewalks and crossings in this rural area lacked accessibility which made [...]

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Adults and students participating in a walking audit. Group is facing away and approaching a crosswalk. The sky is full of clouds.

From Mini to Major Grant in Grosse Pointe

Over the last decade, the Michigan Safe Routes to School (SRTS) team has been encouraging communities to think of their programming, planning and infrastructure design needs with a holistic, district-wide approach. Instead of focusing on improving active transportation for students and families around one school, they have been encouraging stakeholders to consider all schools in

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Three student use a multi use path by roller skating, scootering, and biking as they move away from an intersection.

Collaborative Effort Builds Argentine Township Pathway

Over ten years ago, Argentine Township and the Linden, Argentine, Fenton, and Fenton Township Pathways (LAFF) trails group envisioned a multi-community pathway that would connect cyclists across southwest Genesee County. With support from LAFF, Linden Community Schools, and the Genesee County Road Commission, Argentine Township embarked on a planning project for a multi-use trail project.

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girl with teal backpack walks away on sidewalk that is bordered by a barn, houses, and trees

Partnerships Build Support for Lenawee Township Project

Building consensus among stakeholders is an important part of any Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. At Madison School District, former superintendent and community champion, Ryan Rowe played a key role to gain support for their SRTS project with stakeholders that could amplify the project. Rowe understood that planning, application, and construction processes can take

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