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Ann Arbor Healthy Streets Project Has Concluded

Nov 5, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor's Healthy Streets pilot project has ended.


The city, along with the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, installed temporary bike and pedestrian lanes in September to create more outdoor space for social distancing during the pandemic.  Residents were asked to fill out a survey during the pilot program to provide feedback on the project that was rolled out throughout the city.  Maura Thomson is the communications manager for the DDA.

Maura Thomson: And we also did some data collection, so, we put out two bicycle counts and we also had cameras, so we can look at intersections and look at things like backups.

The DDA will now review, analyze, and create a summary report of the project and present it to city council in December.  As of now, it's unknown if the city will use the Healthy Streets program in the future.

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