Michigan (2013)

Downtown Grand Rapids

Smart Growth America was invited by Michigan DOT (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle and the leadership of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to develop mobility management and transportation demand management strategies for regions in the state. These transportation strategies are designed to complement regional planning funded by HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities and by the state. The results from this partnership are outlined in a resource for Michigan leaders, “Leading Livability: Pilot Transportation Demand Management and Mobility Management Programs in Five Michigan Communities.” Learn more>>

Download the report: “Leading Livability: Pilot Transportation Demand Management and Mobility Management Programs of Five Michigan Communities”


More about the regions

Grand Rapids
Smart Growth America is working with the City of Grand Rapids and other stakeholders to develop a transportation demand management strategy that builds on the City’s Michigan Street Corridor plan, a comprehensive, stakeholder-led initiative to holistically integrate housing, economic and community development, transportation and environmental design.

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Ann Arbor
Smart Growth America is working with the Washtenaw County Office of Planning and Economic Development and other partners to develop transportation demand management strategies for the region’s Washtenaw Avenue corridor. These strategies will help manage the growth of local traffic demands on the corridor and support the region’s work on ReImagine Washtenaw, a revitalization vision for the corridor.

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Marquette
Smart Growth America is partnering with the City of Marquette, Marq-Tran and other stakeholders to develop mobility management strategies for the region with a focus on Marquette’s Third St. Corridor. These strategies will improve marketing of existing transit service, explore alternatives for new service on Third St. and improve coordination across transit providers.

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Traverse City
Smart Growth America is working with the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, the Bay Area Transportation Authority, the Michigan Land Use Institute and other partners to develop a mobility management strategy for the Grand Traverse region that enhances transit service to support the region’s economic vitality and builds on the region’s Grand Vision planning effort.

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Lansing
Smart Growth America is partnering with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and other stakeholders in the Lansing region to develop mobility management strategies to improve cost efficiency and overall service coverage and quality for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in the region.

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Detroit
Over the next several years Southeast Michigan will see several significant highway, bridge and transit construction projects with a total cost of over $5 billion. Smart Growth America is working with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, MDOT and other stakeholders in the region to develop transportation demand management strategies to mitigate the impact of this construction on the movement of people, goods and services in the region. These strategies will be designed to evolve into a more permanent use of TDM practices as a major part of Southeast Michigan’s overall transportation system.

Download the final report and technical memo on performance measurement.