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Car travel within the City of Ann Arbor has been on the rise as more than 72,000 people commute into and out of the city each day. It is estimated that Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) for the City of Ann Arbor will increase by 0.65% from 2010 to 2015, from an estimated 2,393,600 to 2,409,200 miles.

Driving safely

To smooth your journey, subscribe to online notices​ of road and lane closures. The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority provides information on where to park downtown.  Even if you drive everywhere, you are a pedestrian at some point of your day.  Help keep our streets safe for everyone:

  • Stop for pedestrians when coming upon a pedestrian properly at, or in, a crosswalk.

  • Stay out of bike lanes. Bike lanes are for bikes. It is illeg​al for cars to drive in them or park in them.

  • Give bikes 5 feet. Ann Arbor’s Safe Passing ordinance requires drivers, when passing a bicyclist, pedestrian or wheelchair user on the roadway, to maintain a distance of at least 5 feet. Drivers are reminded bicyclists may legally ride on Michigan roads, except limited access freeways and should be patient and drive cautiously and wait until enough space is available to pass bicyclists or other users in the roadway.

  • Take care near buses. Watch for riders existing buses, and yield the right of way to buses.

  • Stop on red. Yellow lights mean slow down, not speed up. Traffic crashes are a significant cause of preventable death and injury in the U.S.

  • Don't pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks. You cannot see if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk while you are driving around or past a stopped vehicle.

  • Report potholes though A2 Fix It.

Traffic enforcement

If you have a suggestion for additional traffic enforcement, please complete the Ann Arbor Police Department's ​Traffic Complaint ​​Questionnaire​.​

Road work

To stay up to date on road construction within the City of Ann Arbor, please visit the roads and lane closures page. Updates are also provided via Facebook and Twitter. 

Ride and car sharing options

Parking


 

Cooper, Eli, A.I.C.P.
Transportation Program Manager
301 E. Huron St., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 8647
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
ecooper@a2gov.org
734.794.6430 x43710​