The Transportation & Mobility Team provides city-wide transportation planning, design, and departmental/public coordination, tasked with supporting neighborhood stabilization and revitalization through improving infrastructure and striving to provide the highest level of comfort and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit-users, and all Detroit residents.
Meet our staff
Our ongoing work and current projects include:
The City of Detroit is investing $80 million in bond funding to improve streetscapes and commercial corridors across the City. These streetscape improvements support the City’s neighborhood planning efforts to improve safety and quality of life for Detroit residents. Streetscape improvements might include a variety of amenities including expanded sidewalks, bicycle lanes, improved lighting, plantings, neighborhood branding, and more. You can learn more about these streets and neighborhood plans under the Central, West, and East Region Planning Pages.
Joe Louis Greenway Planning
The Joe Louis Greenway is a planned 31.5-mile mostly off-road trail through the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and Dearborn and connecting to Ferndale and Windsor, ON. Once complete, the Greenway will provide a space for people of all abilities to safely walk, bike, and run while connecting to neighborhoods, parks, schools, historic sites, commercial corridors, public transit, and much more.
Downtown Transportation Study
The City of Detroit is working with SEMCOG and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on a study of all aspects of transportation in Downtown Detroit including traffic, parking, transit, biking, and walking. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the existing transportation conditions and develop a holistic strategy to manage future transportation demands. The study area for the project is bounded by the Detroit River, M-10, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Mack Avenue, and I-375.
Roadway Safety + Multimodal Planning
Detroit’s roads were built for much larger populations than exists today, which leaves the City with wide, underutilized thoroughfares. Wide roads with few cars has led to excessive speeding and high pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates. As the City of Detroit looks to improve roadway safety, road diets and changes to roadway design can make substantial improvements towards safer roads for all users.