It’s quite the week for transit advocacy web videos. Ours is making the rounds at Transportation Riders United and Let’s Save Michigan, among other joints, and “Mad Men” actors are joining the chorus for high-speed rail at FunnyOrDie.com, an enterprise helmed by two Michigan natives.
For its coalition-building work to pass Complete Streets resolutions in cities across the state, the League of Michigan Bicyclists has been awarded the “Winning Campaign of the Year” award by the national Alliance for Biking and Walking. Meanwhile, in Traverse City, debate continues over neighborhood traffic calming.
In Grand Rapids, the Inner City Christian Federation hopes that bus rapid transit will aid a new mixed-income development that could eventually include housing, retail, and a grocery store. The Ann Arbor Transit Authority is moving beyond its traditional service area to roll out an ambitious transit plan to promote sustainable growth in Washtenaw County as a whole.