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PBIC gold level award image 2016.jpg​​​​Ann Arbor earned a 2016 Gold award as a walking friendly community​​, voted the third Best Walking City in 2008, and was named a Gold-level walk friendly community in 2010. Nearly​ 15% of Ann Arbor residents walk to work, which is more than 6 times the national average (U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2006-2010).  Ann Arbor has 475 ​miles of sidewalks, 57 lane ​miles of shared-use ​paths and over 157 parks to enjoy on-foot.​

2015 Non-Motorized progress r​eport (PDF) ​

​2013 Non-Motori​zed transportation plan​​ (24MB PDF)​​

Sidewalks​​

The Street and Sidewalk millage currently pays for the 2012-2016 Sidewalk and Ramp Repair Program​ which brings sidewalk ramps into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as repair existing sidewalks.

Walking safely 

  • Cross at the crosswalk. Ann Arbor's cros​swalk ordinance requires that motorists stop for pedestrians at or in crosswalks, but only at crosswalks.​

  • Look both ways before entering the street. 

  • Use the signals. Traffic signals are there to help pedestrians communicate with drivers. In Ann Arbor's downtown, all traffic signals include a pedestrian crossing interval in each signal cycle. Outside the downtown area, some signals have a pedestrian call button which, when pressed, adds a pedestrian crossing interval. Ann Arbor also has the first "Hawk Beacon" on a state trunk line in Michigan. This signal helps pedestrians to cross W. Huron at Chapin/3rd Street.

  • Take refuge. Some crosswalks have a pedestrian refuge island in the street.  Cross easily and safely, one side of traffic at a time.

  • Be visible. In the dark, wear light-colored clothing and reflective gear to ensure your visibility.

  • Report sidewalks that aren't treated or plowed. Sidewalks should be treated for ice or plowed of snow in a timely fashion. You can report untreated sidewalks ​by using A2 Fix It or calling Community Standards at 734.794.6942​. 



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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