Woodward Bicycling and Walking Safety Audit

Walking audit date to be finalized in March.

Woodward Bicycling and Walking Safety Audit

The Cities of Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge were awarded a $40,000 SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council of Governments) Planning Assistance grant for a bicycling and walking safety audit on Woodward Avenue. The grant award helps further goals and initiatives of the Strategic Plan, Master Plan, and Ferndale Moves nonmotorized plan. Toole Design was selected after a request for proposals to complete the study and has provided a contractor for professional services.

The intent of the study is to assess current conditions, continue public engagement, and provide detailed design recommendations that allow for flexibility with future transit. The next steps include:

  • Survey: issue a survey to the community in mid-March
  • Walking Audit: schedule a walking audit with Toole and the community to physically walk and assess current conditions in mid-April
  • Final Report: to be complete in mid-June

Questions can be directed to Planning Manager Justin Lyons at jlyons@ferndalemi.gov and City Manager Jim Breuckman at citymanager@cityofpleasantridge.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much local funding will be part of the study? Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge will each contribute $4,000 (a total of $8,000) to the overall $40,00 study project.