South Main Street Reconfiguration

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As part of the 2021 Healthy Streets program, the city temporarily reconfigured South Main Street between Packard and Stadium Blvd. The city is now evaluating how the pilot has performed to determine if the configuration could be made permanent.​

This project fulfills identified goals in the Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero transportation plan, as well as the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan. These goals include:
  • expanding the All Ages and ​​Abilities bicycling network;
  • advancing A2Zero's policy goal of a 50% reduction​ in vehicle miles traveled;
  • increasing the safety of travel along the corridor by reducing dangerous behaviors such as excessive speeding and lane-switching, as well as the safety for pedestrians/bicyclists crossing South Main, particularly at 4 uncontrolled crosswalk locations (Mosley, Davis, Hoover, Keech).
Before the pilot project, ​South Main had two vehicle travel lanes in each direction and no dedicated bicycle facilities, as seen below. 
South Main image 1 pre pilot.png

The reconfiguration created:

  • 1 vehicle travel lane in each direction
  • A two-way left-turn lane
  • Buffered bicycle lanes in each direction
  • Vertical elements to separate the vehicle and bicycle lanes were also installed (have since been removed for winter maintenance needs).
South Main image pilot.png

Additional information and resources​

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Project Manager

Cyrus Naheedy

[email protected]

734.794.6410 x43645  ​