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Ann Arbor Looking Into Ways To Assist With Social Distancing

May 8, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor is in the process of creating a plan to make sure residents have social distancing options when it comes to being outdoors.  


That includes making sure city sidewalks, pathways, and bike lanes are free from obstructions such as potholes, overgrown vegetation and construction debris.  City Council Member Elizabeth Nelson from the fourth ward explains other options the city is considering.

"Do we have areas of roadways that the cars are not using and can we put signs up like local traffic only?  Or do measures like that to make sure more space is available for people to be on foot, on bicycles, things like that?"

The city is considering the changes after some residents complained that more outdoor social distancing space is needed as a result of COVID-19. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu