Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network (2016)

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Project Summary:

The City of Ferndale and five neighboring communities (Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak) were awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant through MDOT and SEMCOG in July 2015. The highly visible bicycle route will allow residents to connect with schools, libraries and downtowns through Woodward Corridor communities without having to ride on Woodward Avenue. 

The project was completed in fall 2016 and included the following elements:

  • Conventional Bike Lanes - Woodward Heights from Bermuda to Hilton Road
  • Shared Lane Markings - Ferndale & Huntington Woods
  • Wayfinding Signage - 142 signs installed throughout the route in all six communities)
  • Wayfinding Hubs - 3 bike repair stations, route maps, benches, and bike racks at Schiffer Park, Geary Park, and Woodward Heights at Wolcott
  • Improved pedestrian crossings - 4 rectangular rapid flashing beacons and ladder crosswalks in Ferndale

Though the $194,000 federally funded grant project accomplished many of the Ferndale Moves plan goals, more progress is expected in the coming years. Streets such as West End, Fielding, and Mapledale will received updated signage as Road Bond Improvements are completed. The network also connects with the City of Detroit via Livernois, which will be resurfaced in Ferndale and Detroit in 2018.

View the full Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network Map below:

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Other projects:

MoGo Bike Share (2019)
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The City of Ferndale was awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant award in 2018 to fund a regional bike share program in summer 2019. The bike share program will be in partnership with MoGo Bike Share and include cities of Berkley, Detroit, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

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Woodward Bicycling and Walking Safety Audit (2019)
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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.

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W. Marshall Resurfacing (2020)
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W. Marshall, between Woodward Avenue and Allen, is scheduled for resurfacing during the 2020 construction season.

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