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​The City is considering bringing back the Healthy Streets program 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 draft Transportation Plan – both of which call for more opportunities for people to walk and bike.

2021 Healthy Streets survey​

Healthy Streets survey map image.pngThe City of Ann Arbor has just completed a survey to gather input regarding the possibility of bringing back the Healthy Streets program for 2021 to help people keep social distance ​due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as providing increased ​opportunities to walk or bike.​ The pub​lic's input, both for and against​, will be taken into account with other factors such as safety,​ connectivity, equity, feasibility, cost and street jurisdiction or ownership in the decision-making process.

The complete public input results are available, as well as a draft copy of Engineering Design plans for the proposed 2021 Healthy Streets deployments. NOTE: These are draft plans. City Council approval is required for implementation. ​ 

Public engagement opportunities 

Transportation Commission​ consideration

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 beginning at 7 p.m.
  • To provide public comment call 877.853.5247 or 888.788.0099 (Toll Free) or 206.337.9723 or 213.338.8477 and enter Meeting ID: 990 9896 8122, and/or submit written comments to [email protected].​​

City Council consideration (tentative​) 


​Neighborhood healthy street installations

The following streets are proposed  for soft closures as part of the 2021 program. Similar to last year, the city would install a barricade with signage indicating no through traffic and a bike/pedestrian warning sign for Healthy Streets. Additional warning signs are proposed to be installed at the intersecting cross-streets.  Posters would 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.  If approved by City Council, these changes would be in place until November to prepare for winter operations. ​

  • Arborview Blvd (Miller to Westwood)
  • 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 (Page 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 (Packard to Industrial)
  • 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)
  • Washington Blvd (Revena to First)
  • Worden Ave (Jackson to Dexter)
  • Yost Blvd (Washtenaw to Terhune)​

Reconfigurations​

​In 2020, the City of Ann Arbor, worked  alongside the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and reconfigured several city streets to implement City Council's commitment to vision zero, carbon neutrality, equity and access (more information about these reconfigurations can be found in the Technical Report under Background and Resources below). The proposed 2021 reconfigurations will be modified based on the 2020 experience and include the following streets:​
 
  • South Main Street (William to Stadium) – the proposed 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 is proposed to be permanent.
  • Packard Street (Eisenhower to eastern City limits) – the proposed 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 is proposed to 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.​

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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