Presentation on theme: "Larry Krieg Transportation Initiatives and Communities Atlanta, June 25, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Larry Krieg Transportation Initiatives and Communities Atlanta, June 25, 2013
“The ugliest road I’ve ever seen” – millennial from somewhere else
Washtenaw County, Michigan
residential areas City of Ann Arbor Pittsfield Township Ypsilanti Township City of Ypsilanti WashtenawCommunityCollege 0.5 mi. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 0.5 mi. Eastern Michigan University University of Michigan & Downtown Ann Arbor 2 mi. Shopping Centers
Started 2008 to attract millennial, TOD, business; led by County planner Wide participation: 4 municipalities, transit authority, state DOT, advocates, planners Public input early; business breakfasts Grants for ROW survey, design options, traffic analysis, storm water management, transit priority (HUD, SGA, MPO) Bike-Ped path through dangerous cloverleaf
redevelopment strategy Mixed-use corridor, create Sense of Place “Complete Street” improvements Concentrate on Transit Oriented Development at “Nodes” Housing, retail and office space easily accessible through high quality transit Vibrant neighborhoods and commercial areas connected by safe and pleasant walking and biking facilities
What organization? Best option: CIA
No, not THAT CIA C orridor I mprovement A uthority Legislation initiated and passed to allow multiple jurisdictions to form one CIA
Sucking up money needed in the rest of the municipality!
Nobody uses it!
Forty-five minute consultant info barrage “We can take a few questions at the end” “We prefer your comments in writing, so we don’t miss anything”
They’re secretly planning to COMDEMN LAND!?!
The bus will get ahead of me!
15-20 years out, if all goes well
Meet Mrs. Nimfy Not in MY front yard!
OMG – a sidewalk in MY front yard? Larry Krieg Wake Up Washtenaw Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Transportation 4 Michigan