Onalaska City Council Passes Complete Streets Policy
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 on a roll call vote of 4-2, the city council of Onalaska, Wisconsin adopted a Complete Streets policy and a recommended project checklist. The checklist asks project managers about accommodations for people walking and bicycling and encourages them to check existing plans and nearby destinations when making decisions. This concluded over a year’s worth of grassroots efforts by OnaBike and residents of Onalaska that supported the concept and vision of Complete Streets. Special thanks to Deena Murphy who caught the vision and labored to help draft the policy, work with city staff, and brought stakeholders to the table to help craft the final draft of the policy. The unique part of the policy is the checklist that is to be used to add a step of consistency with planning transportation projects.