Archived News Release: March 5, 2021 - The City of Ann Arbor has launched a survey to gather input regarding the possibility of bringing back the Healthy Streets program for 2021. The Healthy Streets program closed sections of select streets in 2020 to help residents continue to physically distance due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to encourage safe walking and cycling. The community is encouraged to learn more about Healthy Streets and take the survey by visiting www.a2gov.org/healthystreets. The public's input, both for and against healthy street deployments, will be considered with other factors such as safety, connectivity, equity, feasibility, cost and street jurisdiction or ownership in the decision-making process.
The survey will remain open until Friday, April 2, 2021.
The Healthy Streets program in 2021 may include repurposing vehicle travel lanes on select major roads to encourage distancing for people who walk or bike. The program may also include signage and barricades at neighborhood street entrances with the intent to discourage cut-through vehicle traffic while also giving notice to drivers to slow down and expect people to be walking/biking in the road.
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