Some excellent news to report.
I gave a couple of presentations on the benefits of Complete Streets to the City of Franklin Plan Commission as well as the Common Council. Consequently, by unanimous Common Council vote, the Franklin Trails Committee will become the Franklin Complete Streets and Connectivity Advisory Board. (See FranklinNow story here.)
The stated goal of the Board is creation of a Complete Streets ordinance which will give proper priority to non-vehicular traffic and provide guidelines for new development and street repair in terms of facilities for pedestrians and bikes. We'll also be working toward creating a more connectivity-minded street grid.
I'll post much, much more information in the days to come. In the meantime, here is a silent and, for now, low res version of the presentation I gave on 3/6/12. Once we get a Franklin Complete Streets website launched, this information will be posted in much, much more detail.