Tell MDOT to Provide Michigan More Transportation Options, Not More Highways
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Michigan Department of Transportation

Tell MDOT to Provide Michigan More Transportation Options, Not More Highways

    1. Petition by

      Transportation Riders United

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Long-Range Plan must move our state towards more transportation options for all Michiganders, including expanded public transit and complete streets that are safe for walking and biking.

Instead, the draft plan assumes we’ll be driving even more than we do now, in spite of four-dollar gas, our aging population, and a younger generation that’s seeking other ways to get around.

We urge MDOT to revise the plan so that it:

1)  Moves us towards a future where we don’t need to drive as much to meet our needs; 

2)  Prioritizes expanded transportation options, including public transit, bicycling, and pedestrian infrastructure; and 

3)  Ensures that road money goes towards repairing our existing system, not building more highways we don’t need and can’t afford.

This plan should help us create healthier communities, not just faster ways to move through them. MDOT must help Michiganders renew our legacy of transportation leadership to meet the needs of our state today.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Priyamvada Kayal LANSING, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a believer in mass transit system as it more energy efficient and helps in reducing the carbon footprint. Moreover, if the transit services are sufficient and capable their use is inevitable.

    • Mark Flanders DETROIT, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Effective transit fuels inverstment in the city of Detroit.

    • Eckhart Dersch OKEMOS, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      For energy efficiency and a greener Michigan we must have better transportation alternatives

    • Raye Robertson ROSEVILLE, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I grew up in Chicago and enjoyed the luxury of not having to support a second family car for years. Only when we moved to Michigan did we have to add that awful expense to our budgets. We couldn't believe there was virtually no good public transportation in the Detroit metro area. When I teach international students every summer, I'm embarrassed to say we have no way for them to get around on their own -- American students would never have to purchase/rent vehicles to study abroad!

    • Jim Ottaviani ANN ARBOR, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I drive a car and I bike. I want and need good options for both.


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