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Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 5:49 a.m.

Learn about the county's 'Complete Streets' plan Dec. 13 in Chelsea

By Lisa Allmendinger

There will be a county-wide public meeting about the Washtenaw Area Traffic Study (WATS) “Complete Streets” plan on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 6-7 p.m. at the Washington Street Education Center in Chelsea.

Representatives from WATS will present the plan and also take comments regarding the communities need for supporting all modes of transportation such as bikes, pedestrians, and transit.

The draft plan can be found here.

The Washington Street Education Center is at 500 Washington St., just off Freer Road in Chelsea.

For more Chelsea stories, visit our Chelsea page.



Wed, Dec 14, 2011 : 6:30 a.m.

I've been very disappointed with the lack of complete streets, in spite of the state legislation. All of the new road projects I've seen in Ypsi do not accommodate bicyclists, or do so in such a way as to render them useless. For instance, Forest between EMU and River St. has bike lanes, but they disappear at every intersection, which is when bicyclists need them most. E. Cross has a wide parking lane on one side of the road, but no bike lanes. W. Cross in front of EMU has received pedestrian improvements, but nothing was done to address the issue of cars parking in the bike lane. Dixboro was resurfaced recently, but there's still no place for bicyclists to ride safely. Too bad I didn't see this article until too late. Hopefully they got some input that will lead to better planning in the area.