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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:


Streetscape Design

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.


The City of Detroit is currently improving:


East Jefferson

E Jefferson bikelanes

Learn more


Conner & East Warren
Conner Warren
Conner Warren
Conner Warren

Pontchartrain


How can I get involved?

Invite the City to conduct outreach with a group you organize.
If you or someone you know organizes a group (e.g. a block club), the City will gladly attend your meeting to discuss changes to any of the streets listed above with your group. To make an appointment, submit your request to: Christian Peltier, peltierc@detroitmi.gov / 313.224.1339


LINKS:

The City of Detroit uses FHWA and NACTO for guidance on streetscape redesign for improved safety.
Please see the links below for more information on road design for improved safety and comfort for all road users.
FHWA: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/
NACTO: https://nacto.org/
https://globaldesigningcities.org/wp-content/uploads/guides/global-street-design-guide.pdf


Jefferson Ave Transit-Oriented Development Study


Jefferson Ave

East Jefferson is a key corridor connecting strong neighborhoods with the riverfront and Downtown. The first step towards improving Jefferson is to address safety as it is one of the City’s highest crash corridors, especially for pedestrians and bicyclists. The City is currently testing out a pilot design to inform how Jefferson Ave could be transformed.

The Transit-Oriented Development Study will build off the pilot design and look at how to significantly improve public transit, support economic development, increase access to jobs and create inclusive housing along Jefferson.


How can I get involved?

There are multiple ways to participate and voice your input. In addition to larger town hall meetings, the City aims to provide ways for people to weigh in on their own time from their own spaces. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Subscribe to the email list.
  2. Join our Stakeholder Committee. If you are interested, email or call: Erika Linenfelser, linenfelserE@detroitmi.gov / 313-224-9039
  3. Attend a community meeting. 
    Community Meeting #1 October/November 2018 (to be announced)
    Community Meeting #2 January 2019 (to be announced)
    Community Meeting #3 March 2019 (to be announced)
  4. Invite the City to conduct outreach with a group you organize.
    If you or someone you know organizes a group (e.g. a block club), the City will gladly attend your meeting to discuss changes to East Jefferson Ave with your group. To make an appointment, submit your request to:
    Erika Linenfelser: linenfelserE@detroitmi.gov / 313-224-9039

LINKS:

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/first-phase-of-east-jefferson-avenue-redesign-project-begins-monday
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180514/news/660616/1-million-redesign-of-east-jefferson-in-detroit-kicks-off
https://detroit.curbed.com/2017/3/2/14794900/east-jefferson-street-design-intersection