What would make it easier to walk and bike in your neighborhood?
Share your ideas at one of the community meetings for HealthyPontiac.MI!
Complete Streets make it safer and easier to get around, no matter who you are or how you travel - walking, biking, taking the bus, or driving.
Downtown Pontiac and the Pontiac Downtown Business Association (PDBA) have been in support of the Complete Streets Program and HealthyPontiac.MI to assist in creating a walkable downtown and community. Through assistance from The Greenway Collaborative, Inc the community has several opportunities to share their input on how to make Pontiac a walkable community.
Oakland University was awarded a grant through the Centers for Disease Control to support public health efforts that reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, address health disparities and control health care spending. Non-motorized transportation plays a large role in active lifestyles, which address many of the goals of the grant. Working in the City of Pontiac, the objective is to create a Non-Motorized Master Plan for the City that consists of identifying existing and potential non-motorized pathways, roadways for on-road bike lanes and sidewalk improvements, pedestrian/bicycle friendly wayfinding signage, and ways to provide future connectivity to parks, schools, downtown, commercial centers and other key destinations determined by the community. Planning for the Non-motorized Master Plan began Fall 2015 and extends to Summer 2016. Technical Assistance is provided by The Greenway Collaborative, Inc.
Downtown Pontiac is managed through the volunteer efforts of the Pontiac Downtown Business Association to help maintain the historical downtown with interests of its' businesses, residents, and neighbors.
The Pontiac Downtown Business Association is now known as Main Street Pontiac - Pontiac's Front Porch.