Ferndale Moves - Mobility Plan Update

Ferndale Moves background

Through the establishment of Ferndale Moves! in 2014, the City of Ferndale made an ambitious commitment to residents to increase transportation options, balance the needs of all road users, improve safety, and transform the city’s streets into remarkable and functional places. Strategies for improvement to the transportation network were published in the 2014 plan and on this website. The plan proposed a network of bicycle routes and pedestrian improvements, which has been undergoing implementation over the past five years and has resulted in a growing walking and bicycling network. Since adoption, the City has constructed bikeways on nearly every major road in Ferndale. Ferndale Moves! also set high standards for ongoing communications and trust between residents, stakeholders, and City staff. This strong foundation and ongoing website set the stage for a successful update in the Ferndale Moves! Plan.

Over the next 9 months, the City will be assessing Ferndale’s current transportation system to understand the environment for biking, walking, and taking public transit. The purpose of this work is to update the existing Ferndale Moves! plan. This plan will identify and prioritize transportation-related projects and programs for the future of mobility in Ferndale. Ferndale Moves! will also coordinate projects that overlap with stormwater, paving, or community projects to look for ways to further multiple initiatives at once.

This website has links to past plans and ongoing work. Please explore the following links to see what we have been up to!

Get involved!

Community input is an essential component in establishing a culture of safety that will translate into support for an Action Plan capable of making a lasting difference. The city needs input from many people, tell your friends about this planning effort by sending them this website or the interactive online map.

  • Sign up for email updates at this link.
  • Invite us to your digital meeting! If you are part of a neighborhood or other group and would like to hear more from City staff, invite us to present at your meeting. If you would like to get your neighbors together for a group meeting, that works too! Email ferndalemoves@ferndalemi.gov to schedule.

Important dates

  • Survey / Map open dates – August 19 – September 16 (4 weeks)
  • Ongoing digital presentations at neighborhood meetings (dates to be announced)
  • Draft plan for public review will be available in December 2020 / January 2021

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)? This is a form of planning allows for flexibility and creativity in normal zoning requirements. There are several requirements developers must fulfill in order to qualify for this type of project. Those requirements are:
  • How can I review the documents for this project? There is a copy of the environmental reports as provided by the development team, as well as key contacts available at the Ferndale Public Library. Otherwise, there is a set of key project links found on the right side of this page. Can't find what you are looking for? Feel free to contact the CED Department at ced@ferndalemi.gov.