Woodward Bicycling & Walking Safety Audit

March 26, 2019

How is the experience of walking and biking along Woodward Ave.? That's precisely what the Cities of Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge aim to find out with a new grant-funded safety audit.

The cities will be evaluating the biking and walking safety along the main thoroughfare—an important step towards implementing the vision and recommendations of the Woodward Avenue Complete Streets Plan to make the corridor safe and inviting for all road users. The cities were awarded a $40,000 SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) Planning Assistance grant to study safety for pedestrians and people on bikes.

The study will assess current conditions, engage the community, and provide detailed design recommendations that allow for flexibility with future transit. The process includes:

  • Community survey, available now
  • Walking audit to physically walk the route and assess current conditions, open to the public—learn more and RSVP
  • Final report to be complete in mid-June

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ferndale Planning Manager Justin Lyons at jlyons@ferndalemi.gov or Pleasant Ridge City Manager Jim Breuckman at itymanager@cityofpleasantridge.org.


Kara Sokol

Communications Director