Woodward Corridor Neighborhood Bicycle Network (2016)

Projects Overview

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:

Woodward Heights Resurfacing (2019)
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Community meetings to be held on December 13 at the Kulick Community Center at 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Pinecrest Resurfacing (South of W. Nine Mile) (2019)
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Community meetings to be held on December 12 at the Kulick Community Center at 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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W. Nine Mile Redesign with Oak Park (2019)
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W. Nine Mile, between Pinecrest and Republic, will be redesigned for users of all ages and abilities during spring of 2019 as part of a joint grant-funded project with City of Oak Park.

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