Transportation

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City map and biking in parks

Cover of 2015 bike map.jpg​The City of Ann Arbo​r Bicycle Map (PDF) is now available with an updated version coming soon. Copies  are available at City Hall's transportation information center, bike shops, and the Parks and Recreation Department. ​​

Biking in the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Natural Areas can also be an enjoyable experience. To assist, Ann Arbor​ Parks and Recreation has developed a Bike Recreation page

​Ann Arbor is a bicycle friendly community that has:

  • 90.2 lane-miles of on street bike lanes, 35.3​ miles of shared-use paths, 8.7 lane-miles of marked shared lanes (sharrows), 1.8 protected bike lane-miles and ​11.4 of buffered bike lane-miles.
  • 1,000 bike parking spaces downtown including seasonal on-street bike racks and bike lockers
  • been named by the ​League of American Bicyclists Gold-level (2021) and ​a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly City in 2009, 2013, and 2017​​.
  • been recognized since 2008 as a Gold-Status community in the Promoting Active Communities Assessment, a state initiative to promote active living in Michigan communities.  A Gold award means that Ann Arbor “can document outstanding achievements in making it easy for people to be active​.”  ​​

Biking safely

  • Yield to pedestrians.  If you ride on the sidewalk, ride slowly, announce your presence to pedestrians, walk your bike on crowded sidewalks, yield to pedestrians, stop or dismount before entering crosswalks, and watch for drivers who may not be watching for you!

  • Ride with traffic. If the lane is overly narrow or in an unsafe condition, or if you feel uncomfortable with the passable​, consider cycling nearer to the center of the lane.

  • Give yourself space from parked cars to avoid risking a crash if a car door opens in front of you.

  • Always wear a helmet. 

  • Be visible. The city requires all cyclists use he​adlights and rear reflectors after sunset.

  • Know and follow the rules of the road.  Don't swerve in traffic or between parked cars, obey all traffic signals, and ride in the direction of traffic.

​Parking and storage ​

There are several different types of bicycle parking, from protected storage lockers to simple bicycle racks​. This map shows locations of bicycle parking spaces in downtown Ann Arbor bicycle. ​Visit the DDA's transportation page​ for more information. ​

If you are interested​ in having bicycle parking installed in the downtown area, you can contact the Ann Arbor DDA by email at [email protected]  

Contact:

Suzann Flowers

Transportation Program Manager 

[email protected] 

734.794.6410 x 43715​​


Notice a problem in a bike lane? Use the A2 Fix It app or our Report a Problem page​. ​