Stories indexed with the term ‘non-motorized’

Non-Motorized Capital Projects OK’d

At its Nov. 7, 2013 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council has approved at least three projects related to non-motorized infrastructure: a contract with the Michigan Dept. of Transportation for resurfacing of Jackson Avenue, and direction to take the first step for special assessment of property to fund construction of sidewalks in two locations – Stone School Road and Scio Church Road.

The $301,600 contract with MDOT would resurface the section of Huron Street from Main Street westward as Huron becomes Jackson Avenue on to I-94. The project will include a re-striping to reduce the number of lanes from four to three and to add bicycle lanes. An agreement with MDOT is required because the city must contribute 12.5% of … [Full Story]

City Council OKs Pedestrian Improvements

Approvals have been given by the Ann Arbor city council for two separate projects featuring pedestrian and non-motorized improvements. One is a Safe Routes to School project on Green Road. And the other involves a Michigan Dept. of Transportation (MDOT) project to install a pedestrian island on Huron Street between Thayer and Ingalls. The action came at the council’s Nov. 8, 2012 meeting.

What the council authorized for the Safe Routes to School project – in connection with Thurston Elementary School – was an agreement between the city and MDOT for the installation of bike and pedestrian safety improvements on Green Road. The agreement is required as a condition of the federal funds used for the project – a total of … [Full Story]