Presentation promotes active transportation

By Dana Casadei
Meridian Times staff writer

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP — At the Oct. 19 Meridian Township Environmental Commission meeting, Tim Potter and Leonard Provencher discussed the Mid-Michigan Active Transportation Coalition and Friends of Meridian Pathways as part of the ongoing Green Thomas presentations, an environmental education speaker series. Both organizations, and the Environmental Commission, have two important things in common; pollution prevention and promoting a healthy environment, said Provencher. The coalition started about three years ago and promotes policies, programs and planning which integrate active transportation choices in the Mid-Michigan community, according to the group’s website. The group also tries to encourage walking and biking as alternatives to driving, which includes bike valets at some of the larger events in Meridian.