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City Of Ann Arbor Continues To Consider Social Distancing Options During COVID-19

Jun 22, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor is moving forward with its Safe Social Distancing Outdoors project as a result of COVID-19.  

City Council Member Kathy Griswold from the second ward says the city is considering temporarily converting the Broadway Bridge from a four-lane to a two-lane road.  The extra space would be used to create additional pedestrian walking space to allow for social distancing.  But Griswold says some issues have come up.

Council Member Griswold: And then you have bike lanes and pedestrian and outside lanes.  How do you have cars making right and left-hand turns without endangering the pedestrian? 

North 4th Avenue is another area the city considering for the Safe Social Distancing Outdoors project.

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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