Milford Township Planning Commission members are reviewing design features as part of the township’s “complete streets” policy to make streets more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists.
This comes after the commission passed a complete streets policy resolution in January, which was then adopted by the Milford Township Board of Trustees in February.
The policy allows the Planning Commission to review all street plans to ensure all public and private street projects, including reconstruction, are built to follow the guidelines of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials to accommodate all users of the rights-of-way or private road easements.
“This allows the township to be more involved in street improvements with help from the county and state planning process,” said Milford Township Building Official Timothy Brandt.
It’s the goal of the policy for the township to adopt a non-motorized transportation network plan.
The policy defines a complete street as “a safe, accessible and convenient street for all users regardless of transportation mode, age or physical disability.”
Brandt said the Planning Commission is still working on ideas with the township’s planning consultant, Wade Trim, and that there are no definite plans at this time.