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News: ​The League of American Bicyclists is honoring the efforts of the CityBFC Gold Award image.jpg of Ann Arbor to build better places for people to bike with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. The award recognizes Ann Arbor for its commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources that benefit its residents of all ages and abilities while encouraging healthier and more sustainable transportation choices. ​

Bike map

Cover of 2015 bike map.jpg​The City of Ann Arbor Bicycle Map (PDF) shows the various bike lanes, bike routes, and shared-use trails available for trips within the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County area.  Print copies of the maps are available at City Hall's transportation information center, bike shops, and the Parks and Recreation Department. ​​

​Ann Arbor is a bicycle friendly community that has:

  • 90.1 lane-miles of on street bike lanes, 79 miles of shared-use paths, 11.3 lane-miles of marked shared lanes (sharrows), 1.2 protected bike lane-miles, and 7.0 of buffered bike lane-miles.
  • 900+​ bike parking spaces in downtown​, including 431 bike hoops, 6 on-street bike racks accommodating 16 bikes each, and 26 secured bike lockers. 
  • been named by the ​League of American Bicyclists 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

  • Become a ​Smart Cyclist. These videos provide great information and tips on how to be a smart cyclist. ​

  • If you notice a problem within a bike lane, such as a pothole, or wish to report an abandoned bike, please use the A2 Fix It app or use our Report a Problem page​

  • 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. 

  • Yield to pedestrians. If a cyclist does not feel comfortable in the road and chooses to ride on the sidewalk, consider yourself a guest in the pedestrian space. Ride slowly, announce your presence to pedestrians who may not see you, 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 unsafe condition, or the cyclist feels uncomfortable with the passable area that motorists have, a cyclist should 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. Your brain is your most precious asset; protect it.

  • Be visible. The City of Ann Arbor requires that all cyclists use headlights and rear reflectors after sunset.  ​​​

​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]  

Cooper, Eli, A.I.C.P.
Transportation Program Manager
301 E. Huron St., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 8647
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
734.794.6430 x43710​