complete streets imageThe City of Plymouth has won a competitive award from the Michiana Area Council of Governments to attend a free Complete Streets workshop in October.

This week, the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), a program of Smart Growth America, and Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) announced the winners of a competitive opportunity for MACOG communities to attend a Complete Streets workshop.

The City of Plymouth, along with the City of Goshen, the City of Warsaw & Town of Winona Lake will come together next month and learn how to advance active transportation in their communities.

The workshop will provide the communities in the Michiana region with the tools and strategies they need to develop active transportation policies that further economic, health, safety, and livability goals. This visit will help the participating jurisdictions plan to routinely create safe and inviting transportation networks for everyone, including bicyclists, drivers, transit operators and users, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

National experts Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, and engineering consultant, Jeffrey Riegner, will facilitate this event.

As a national leader in the field, Smart Growth America has accumulated extensive experience working with communities to help them use land strategically, make the most of existing resources and invest strategically to catalyze private development.

Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. From providing more sidewalks to ensuring more homes are built near public transportation or that productive farms remain a part of our communities, smart growth helps make sure people across the nation can live in great neighborhoods. For more information visit

The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, is a nonprofit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices.

A nationwide movement launched by the Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets is the integration of people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. To date, over 1100 agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies.