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Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero

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​​​​​Vision Zero Logo.pngThe Ann Arbor Moving Together Toward Vision Zero Comprehensive Transportation Plan​ (Moving Together), completed in June 2021, set forth a list of strategies and opportunities for improving the safety of Ann Arbor's streets, and proposed a data-driven approach to prioritizing street improvements in the interest of public safety and enhanced mobility for all.

To view the report, as well as the appendices, please visit our vision zero materials page​. ​

The city is now moving into the implementation phase, which will include a suite of capital investments to be undertaken at various scales and a public outreach program.​​

Speed management program and storymap

Why speed management?

Ann Arbor has a Vision Zero goal to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries resulting from traffic crashes by 2025. 

  • Speed is a major part of how severe and deadly a crash will be, therefore slowing vehicles down is an important strategy towards reaching Vision Zero.
  • Major streets have more lanes, more travel volumes, and higher speed limits.​
  • Major streets are 25% of total streets in Ann Arbor and witness 89% of the severe and fatal traffic crashes.

What is the speed management program?

The speed management program will use a set of 22 speed management tools based on researched practices. The city will be drawing from these tools when redesigning major streets throughout Ann Arbor. The tools are based on researched practices from top national and state sources.

The speed management program storymap provides quick reference information about each tool.

The storymap also has an interactive map of Ann Arbor's major streets. Streets with the highest need for speed management appear in red. Clicking on a major street brings up information on the street's characteristics and which tools could considered for that street's future design.

Feedback

This program is new and the city welcomes question​s and comments about it

Your responses may be used in the development of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which will be posted here in the future.

Quick builds

​​​​As part of Ann Arbor's Moving Together Toward Vision Zero Comp​rehensive Transportation Plan​, the city is undertaking several "quick build" ​projects to create safer streets much faster than typical processes allow. 

Vision Zero Implementation Subcommittee

​The subcommittee will hold it's first meeting this February and convene until July 2025. This timeframe allows members to advise through three full fiscal years and address areas in most urgent need of safety interventions. Subcommittee members are expected to attend meetings, review necessary materials in advance, and provide feedback and guidance to city staff and​ the consultant team during meetings. Meetings are anticipated to occur every other month for the duration of the 2021-22 fiscal year before moving​ to quarterly thereafter. ​​ Please visit the subcom​mittee page for meeting details, links and documents. ​​

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Project contact

Suzann Flowers
Transportation Program Manager 
734.794.6410 x 43715​