Lower Town Area Mobility Study

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Survey results

A survey of the public was​ recently done to collect experiences and ideas as part of the study. The survey closed on Jan. 12, 2021 and a summary of the results are now available (PDF). 

Project Background & Purpose

The purpose of the Lower Town Study is to understand how the effects of growth impact the​ movement of people through the area and seek ways, in the face of increasing congestion, to support the ease and safety of all travelers, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and those in personal and commercial vehicles. Community input and an analysis of operations, safety, and anticipated growth will shape the recommendations of the study. ​

In December 2017, City Council passed a resolution requesting City Staff to identify the resources needed to review and update previous studies of vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian movement leading to and traveling through the Lower Town area, which launched the advancement of this study. In 2019, Council passed a resolution to contract with OHM Advisors to complete the study. ​

Project area

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The Lower Town area is on the north side of Ann Arbor, as shown on the 

map. This includes the meeting point of Pontiac Trail, Broadway Street, Plymouth Road, Moore Street, Wall Street, and Maiden Lane, a spot where many travelers converge. ​

Timeline and process

The study began in October 2019 and is anticipated to take 24 months. 
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Project materials

Sept. 23, 2021 public meeting

August​ 20, 2021 virtual office hour

September 3, 2021 virtual office hour

August 6, 2021 virtual office hour​

July 23, 2021 virtual office hour

June 10, 2021 public meeting 

November 19, 2020 public meeting

July 29, 2020 public meeting

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Project manager
Luke Liu
Civil Engineer
301 E. Huron St., 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
[email protected]               
734.794.6430 x 43637