For the “Route Ypsilanti” challenge, feedback is requested in order to reduce speed

YPSILANTI, MI – Ypsilanti officials want people to add their voices to the ongoing conversation about designs in order to slow down the speed of the city streets.

The Washtenaw Area Traffic Study teamed up with the city of Ypsilanti for the “Route Ypsilanti” project this summer, which will focus on traffic calming solutions.

Four areas in Ypsilanti are the focus of the non-motorized traffic safety project – East Cross Street from North Prospect Road to North River Street, North Prospect Road from Cross Street to the northern city limits, North Mansfield Street from Washtenaw Avenue to South Congress Street and 2nd Avenue from Michigan Avenue to Monroe Avenue.

According to the project website, possible safety installations are curb extensions, gateway treatments, shared lane markings, bicycle boxes and signposts.

The public is invited to complete an online survey on the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study website by May 26th. A virtual engagement meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 12, between 5 and 6 p.m. on Zoom.

Each resident of the corridor will also receive a draft survey, which must be completed by May 26th.

Individuals can attend a personal engagement meeting on Monday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Recreation Park, 1017 Congress St., and on Wednesday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor will be running in connection with these meetings, officials said.

Another face-to-face meeting to discuss the future of the Route Ypsilanti project will be held on Thursday, May 20, at Parkridge Park, 791 Harriet St., from 5pm to 7pm.

Please visit the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study website for more information.

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