Ferndale Taking Input for Updating Ferndale Moves! Mobility Plan

Ferndale Taking Input for Updating Ferndale Moves! Mobility Plan

(City of Ferndale, Sept. 12, 2020)

The City of Ferndale is thrilled to begin work on the Ferndale Mobility Plan, an effort to continue Ferndale’s development as a city where walking, biking, and taking transit is safer, easier, and more convenient for everyone in Ferndale.

The Mobility Plan is an update to 2014’s FerndaleMoves! plan, which kicked off active transportation projects around Ferndale and continues to serve as the face of the City’s active transportation efforts.

In the six years since FerndaleMoves! began, the City has added bike lanes to most of its major streets (in total, over 10 miles of lanes have gone in); improved more than 60 pedestrian crossings; converted approximately 800 sidewalk ramps to ADA compliant ramps; initiated a full traffic calming program and carried out 13 traffic calming projects; built a partnership with bikeshare provider MoGo; upgraded bus shelters; and completed a safety audit and traffic study of Woodward Avenue, with a focus on biking, walking, and transit improvements.

With the Mobility Plan, the City will take stock of Ferndale’s network of nonmotorized transportation options, identify ways to improve the planning process, and plot a path forward for future street design projects. The Mobility Plan’s infrastructure recommendations will aim to further the City’s efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; both by broadly encouraging more non-motorized transportation and, at the design level, incorporating best practices in sustainability.

Without input from the people it is meant to serve, the Mobility Plan won’t work. Residents can share their thoughts with the City in a number of ways, including by using an interactive online map or by visiting upcoming on-street demonstration projects and then sharing feedback. City staff are also available to join community meetings: if you would like city staff to attend an upcoming meeting to talk about the Mobility Plan, email ferndalemoves@ferndalemi.gov. Because of COVID-19, all outreach will be conducted online and by mail in an effort to keep everyone safe.

Please visit the Ferndale Moves website for more information or go straight to the interactive map to share your input. Also, feel free to reach out via email at ferndalemoves@ferndalemi.gov.

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