Balanced Streets method brings gentle closures, lane reconfigurations to these Ann Arbor roads

Gisela Steep

ANN ARBOR – The city’s Wholesome Streets application is underway with a lot more adjustments established for this week.

Nutritious Streets was designed in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic in purchase to give excess space for those who stroll and bike all-around city.

The project’s deployments include things like a lot of comfortable closures in neighborhoods and each short-term and everlasting lane reconfigurations on busier thoroughfares.

See underneath a map of the prepared installations:

Map of proposed Balanced Streets for 2021. (Town of Ann Arbor)

Many neighborhood streets are acquiring delicate closures as part of the software. This consists of the set up of barricades indicating no via visitors and a Healthier Streets warning indication indicating cyclist and pedestrian use.

This is to reduce cars and trucks from chopping by neighborhood streets and allow for citizens to enjoy their street although being socially distant.

In accordance to a town launch, if 20% of a street’s residents share their disapproval of a tender closure, then the neighborhood could opt out of the software.


The adhering to comfortable closures are anticipated to be in result by means of November:

  • Arborview Blvd (Miller to Westwood)

  • Baldwin Ave (Stadium to Packard)

  • Brandywine Dr (Packard to Yost)

  • Broadway St (Plymouth to Plymouth)

  • Brooklyn Ave (Packard to Golden)

  • Bydding Rd (Brooks to Summit/Miner)

  • Chandler Rd (Barton to Indianola)

  • Chapin St (Huron to Miller)

  • Crest Ave (Huron to Liberty)

  • West Davis Ave (Primary to Seventh)

  • Elmood Ave (Packard to Edgewood)

  • North Fourth Ave (Beakes to Depot)

  • Granger Ave (Ferdon to Packard)

  • Harpst St (Packard to Tremmel)

  • Hikone Dr (Hikone to Southern terminus)

  • Iroquois Pl (Packard to Stadium)

  • Jewett Ave (East of South Industrial to Packard)

  • Lillian Rd (Eli to Terhune)

  • Longshore Dr (Barton to Argo Livery parking)

  • Maplewood Ave (Packard to Edgewood)

  • Morton Ave (Harding to Baldwin)

  • Northside Ave (Barton to Pontiac)

  • Redwood Ave (Platt to Nordman)

  • South Revena Blvd (Huron to Charlton)

  • Rosewood St (East of South Industrial to Packard)

  • Shadowood Dr (Ellsworth to Hemlock)

  • Snyder Ave (Seventh to Main)

  • Springbrook St (Packard to Marshall)

  • Starwick Dr (Pontiac to Barton)

  • West Summit St (Hiscock to Brooks)

  • Sunset Rd (Newport to Wildt)

  • West Washington Street (Revena to Initial)

  • Worden Ave (Jackson to Dexter)

  • Yost Blvd (Washtenaw to Terhune)

Lane reconfigurations are also using spot to put in more bike lanes on big roads.

These are the adhering to reconfigurations for 2021, according to a city release:

  • South Key Avenue (William to Stadium) – the reconfiguration is for a 3-lane cross-part with guarded bicycle lanes on equally sides of the avenue, a vehicular vacation lane in both instructions, and a center transform lane. This deployment is proposed to be temporary and will be taken off in the Slide.

  • Packard Street (Hill to Condition) – this deployment would remove left turn lanes at Packard/State and Packard/Hill to put in bicycle lanes. The deployment will be permanent.

  • Packard Road (Eisenhower to jap Metropolis limits) – the reconfiguration is for a five-lane cross area with bike lanes on both of those sides of the avenue, two vehicular travel lanes in both of those instructions, and a heart turn lane. The vehicular journey lanes will be narrowed to accommodate the bike lanes and the posted velocity limit might be decreased.  This deployment will be long lasting.

Prior to employing the alterations, the city of Ann Arbor sent out a study to citizens to gauge regardless of whether there was sufficient local guidance for the project.

“The public’s enter, both of those for and versus, were taken into account in the choice-producing approach, along with other components these kinds of as security, connectivity, equity, feasibility, value and road jurisdiction or possession,” reads a town launch.

“The complete public enter final results are available, as properly as a copy of the Engineering Design and style strategies for 2021 Healthful Streets deployments.”

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