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The city will bring back the Healthy Streets program in 2021 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by providing additional space for social distancing for those who walk or bike.  In addition to being responsive to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, these measures also align with the A2Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan and the Moving Towards Vision Zero Transportation Plan – both of which call for more opportunities for people to walk and bike. Click here for a map of the 2021 Healthy Streets deployments; more details about these deployments can be found below.​


​Neighborhood healthy street installations

The following streets will receive soft closures as part of the 2021 program. Similar to last year, the city will install a barricade with signage indicating no through traffic and a bike/pedestrian warning sign for Healthy Streets. Additional warning signs will be installed at the intersecting cross-streets.  Posters will be set up at the ends of each section of roadway as notice of the proposed changes. A neighborhood could opt-out if 20% of people living along the street indicate they are not interested in the Healthy Street soft closure treatment.  These changes are expected to be in place until November to prepare for winter operations.

  • Arborview Blvd (Miller to Westwood)​
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  • Baldwin Ave (Stadium to Packard)
  • Brandywine Dr (Packard to Yost)
  • Broadway St (Plymouth to Plymouth)
  • Brooklyn Ave (Packard to Golden)
  • Bydding Rd (Brooks to Summit/Miner)
  • Chandler Rd (Barton to Indianola)
  • Chapin St (Huron to Miller)
  • Crest Ave (Huron to Liberty)
  • West Davis Ave (Main to Seventh)
  • Elmood Ave (Packard to Edgewood)
  • North Fourth Ave (Beakes to Depot)
  • Granger Ave (Ferdon to Packard)
  • Harpst St (Packard to Tremmel)
  • Hikone Dr (Hikone to Southern terminus)
  • Iroquois Pl (Packard to Stadium)
  • Jewett Ave (East of South Industrial​ to Packard)
  • Lillian Rd (Eli to Terhune)
  • Longshore Dr (Barton to Argo Livery parking)
  • Maplewood Ave (Packard to Edgewood)
  • Morton Ave (Harding to Baldwin)
  • Northside Ave (Barton to Pontiac)
  • Redwood Ave (Platt to Nordman)
  • South Revena Blvd (Huron to Charlton)
  • Rosewood St (East of South Industrial to Packard)
  • Shadowood Dr (Ellsworth to Hemlock)
  • Snyder Ave (Seventh to Main)
  • Springbrook St (Packard to Marshall)
  • Starwick Dr (Pontiac to Barton)
  • West Summit St (Hiscock to Brooks)
  • Sunset Rd (Newport to Wildt)
  • West Washington Street​ (Revena to First)
  • Worden Ave (Jackson to Dexter)
  • Yost Blvd (Washtenaw to Terhune)​

Reconfigurations​​

Lane reconfigurations will also require changes to recycling, compost and trash cart placements. When there is a buffer zone, carts will be serviced from the buffer.  When there is no buffer zone, carts should be placed on the extension.  City vehicles will drive in bike lanes while servicing carts that are placed on the extension so that bicyclists can't squeeze in between the truck and the garbage carts, placing themselves in harms way. ​

​The 2021 reconfigurations include the following streets:

  • South Main Street (William to Stadium) – the reconfiguration is for a three-lane cross-section with protected bike lanes on both sides of the street, a vehicular travel lane in both directions, and a center turn lane. This deployment is proposed to be temporary and will be removed in the Fall.

  • Packard Street (Hill to State) – this deployment would remove left turn lanes at Packard/State and Packard/Hill to install bike lanes. The deployment will be permanent.

  • Packard Street (Eisenhower to eastern City limits) – the reconfiguration is for a five-lane cross section with bike lanes on both sides of the street, two vehicular travel lanes in both directions, and a center turn lane. The vehicular travel lanes will be narrowed to accommodate the bike lanes and the posted speed limit may be lowered.  This deployment will be permanent.

  • Other deployments from last year including Division St, Catherine St/Miller Ave, and State St are being explored by the DDA through a separate but coordinated effort known as People Friendly Streets. Visit https://www.peoplefriendlystreets.org/new-projects/ for more information.

2021 Healthy Streets survey​

​The City of Ann Arbor completed a survey to gather input regarding the possibility of bringing back the Healthy Streets program for 2021.​ The pub​lic's input, both for and against​, were taken into account in the decision-making process, along with other factors such as safety,​ connectivity, equity, feasibility, cost and street jurisdiction or ownership.

The complete public input results are available, as well as a copy of the Engineering Design plans for 2021 Healthy Streets deployments. ​ ​

Background and resources​​

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​Healthy Streets
301 E. Huron St., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 8647
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
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