City of Ann Arbor Asks for Public Contributions to Healthy Roads 2021 Program

ANN ARBOR, me. – Community members can now share their thoughts on the City of Ann Arbor’s Healthy Street program.

The city is collecting contributions from the community through a public survey of which streets should and should not be included when the program is brought back later this year.

The program was first run in April 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and closed sections of selected roads around Tree Town to help residents stay safe and physically distant while walking and cycling.

For 2021, the program may include the repurposing of vehicle lanes on selected major roads, as well as signage and barricades at street entrances in the neighborhood to discourage drivers from using neighborhoods as shortcuts to avoid closings.

For the survey, community members can tell the city which streets to (or not) include by placing pins on an interactive map. Dashed lines on the map indicate suggested streets, including sections of West Washington Street and North Fourth Avenue, a length of South Main Street, and a small portion of Packard Street.

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The survey will be available until April 2nd and can be found here.

Public contributions and factors such as cost, safety, jurisdiction, and feasibility are considered by the city’s decision-makers, according to the Healthy Street website.

More information about the program can be found at www.a2gov.org/healthystreets.

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