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What comfortable bike routes are needed in Ann Arbor?

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July 10, 2020, 8:30 AM
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There are many different types of streets throughout Ann Arbor. To make the variety of streets comfortable for bicycle riders, some streets may require different types of bicycle infrastructure than others. These bicycle routes are intended to appeal to a broader demographic of bicyclists, including casual and inexperienced bicyclists. Below are some examples of bicycle infrastructure:

  • Bicycle Boulevard: A bicycle boulevard is a street with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed to prioritize bicycle travel.

  • Street with bike lane: Streets with low speed limits (i.e., 25 mph) and low volumes that have striped bike lanes to designate space for bicyclists. 

  • Street with buffered or protected lane:  A street with a buffered or protected bike lane designates separate space for bicyclists from the travel lane using a painted buffer or a physical barrier. 

  • Street with sidepath:  A sidepath is a path for walking and biking that is next to a street, and is wider than a standard sidewalk.

Help us refine the proposed bike network!

The map below shows existing and proposed bike routes, hover over any line on the map for details about improvements at that location. Based on your understanding of various types of comfortable bicycle infrastructure, place pins on the interactive map to respond to the following:

  • Should any additional comfortable bike routes be added to the planned network?

  • Which route(s) would you use the most? (mark your top 5!)

  • Do you anticipate any major barriers to implementing a comfortable route at this location?

Mark a map in 3 steps

1 Select a place type

2 Click where you would like to place the pin

3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to add more pins

If you have any additional feedback or comments about this project please contact Project Manager Eli Cooper email at [email protected] or 734.794.6410 x43710. To get email updates on this project, please subscribe

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