Ferndale Moves!


WoodwardWalkFerndale Moves! is the City’s on-line transportation dialogue and resource center. Ferndale Moves! is about:

  • Transportation Options – making walking, bicycling and transit easy, attractive and convenient choices for everyday trips.
  • Safety – balancing the needs and improving the safety of all road users.
  • Placemaking – transforming the City’s streets to remarkable and functional places that reflect Ferndale’s values and strengthen the local economy.

Executive Summary

What’s New?

Planning Commission meetings have moved to the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. October’s Planning Commission meeting is October 15th at 7pm. Meetings will continue to be held at City Hall in Council Chambers.

3-60 Project
Thank you to everyone who came to the Town Hall  and to everyone who has given input on the 3-60 project thus far. We appreciate all input and will have more opportunities coming up. Please email 360project@ferndalemi.gov or call 248-336-4370 if you have questions or comments regarding the proposed project.

See the FAQs for answers of frequently asked questions that we have been hearing.

Stayed tuned and check out the Works-in-Progress page for updates and opportunities to give input on this exciting multi-use development project proposed for the Troy and Withington parking lots.

E Nine Mile Construction
The City of Ferndale and the Federal Highway Administration have partnered to resurface East Nine Mile Road. This $1.6 million road project will resurface approximately 1.2 miles from Woodward to West End. The project also includes replacement of the water main from Paxton to Hilton, replacement of deteriorated curb and gutter, reducing the road lanes from 4 to 3, installation of pedestrian crossing islands, dedicated and buffered bike lanes, improving traffic signals at Paxton, Wanda and Martin, and resurfacing of the entire roadway.

Latest: City will rebid project as two phases

See Works-In-Progress for more project information.

TroyXWalk1Ferndale Moves! Vision

The Ferndale Moves! website launched as means to promote and share information on the City’s multi-modal transportation planning efforts. It is the place to find the most up to date information on the project. It is also the place to hold a community conversation on the future of transportation in Ferndale.

Ferndale Moves! is an outgrowth of building momentum in Ferndale.

  • In 2010 the City passed a Complete Streets policy, expressing the desire to design Ferndale streets with all road users in mind – including walkers, bikers and transit vehicles.
  • In 2012 City Council approved moving forward with a request for proposal to develop a multi-modal transportation plan, what is now known as Ferndale Moves!
  • Currently Ferndale has been working with the Woodward Avenue Action Association, which received a federal grant to work on a Complete Streets Master Plan for the entire Woodward Corridor. Ferndale has been an active participant in Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis

Ferndale Moves! provides a way to lay out a comprehensive direction for these efforts both within the City’s boundaries and in connecting Ferndale to the rest of the region.



  • To improve the quality of life for the residents of Ferndale by offering a variety of viable and safe transportation choices appropriate for residents of all ages and abilities.
  • To enhance the local economy by providing the type of transportation choices and physical environment that make a community an attractive place to live, establish a business and visit.
  • To strengthen Ferndale’s brand as a one of the region’s premier walkable bikeable communities.
  • To reduce traffic injuries and deaths by improving the safety of the transportation system for all modes.
  • To enhance the personal well-being of Ferndale’s residents and reduce their health care costs by encouraging physical activity through everyday trips.


Ferndale Moves! Website

The Ferndale Moves! website is constantly evolving. All sections of the Plan are now available for viewing. As the plan develops we hope to add updates on City complete streets projects and other multi-modal initiatives.

Currently, the Multi-modal Network is available for viewing, and we would like to hear what you think of the ideas. You can also review what is driving the proposals on the Background and Past Input pages, or go to the Public Input page to view the latest proposal and offer your thoughts on the recommendations.

To view all pages on this website, a site map is available here.