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Transportation Plan Review on April 20th at Joint Planning/Transportation Meeting


The Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero Plan project webpage was recently updated:

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/Ann-Arbor-Moving-Together-Towards-Vision-Zero.aspx


Updates include the following:

  • Transportation Plan Update (April 2021) and Appendices. These materials are the result of the planning process reflecting and incorporating input received from the community, advisory committees and others.

  • Comment Response Document. This provides a summary of comments received and action resulting from the formal public review process initiated in January, 2021

  • The updated plan will be considered at a joint meeting of the Transportation and Planning Commissions on April 20th. Legistar link to the April 20th meeting: https://a2gov.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=837097&GUID=EBAA127F-95CB-425C-B838-C1CF2E0A830B

  • This plan is also scheduled for review at the June 7th City Council meeting.


From the website:


​​​​​​The City of Ann Arbor is updating​ its Comprehensive Transportation Plan — a guiding document for the City’s transportation policies, programs and to prioritize investments in the transportation network, including roads, sidewalks, paths, bike lanes, and public transit.​ We invite the community to help us establish the City's priorities in Ann Arbor Moving Together Toward​s Vision Zero through this webpage and a variety of opportunities in-person throughout the process. ​Public Engagement_Website Logo v2.jpg​


Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero is the City's first Vision Zero-focused Comprehensive Transportation Plan and will work with community stakeholders to establish clear goals, objectives and action steps to achieve the shared goal of zero fatalities and severe injuries on the City's streets. The planning process will build off of previous efforts to help the City achieve the goals set out in other documents, including the Master Plan and the Ann Arbor Climate Action Plan.


Ann Arbor Moving Together Towards Vision Zero will serve as an update to both the 2009 A​nn Arbor Transportation Plan Update and the Non-motorized Plan. The 2009 Ann Arb​or Transportation Plan Update has been serving as a guide to development of the transportation systems of the City. This plan will continue the vision and goals established in the 20​09 plan, updating them to reflect recent changes locally in Ann Arbor, trends in transportation locally and nationally, and the priorities gleaned through engagement with our community. ​​​