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Green highway signs on Highway 23 for Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan.

Michigan DOT Nixes Ann Arbor Highway Expansion

In response to public feedback, the Michigan Department of Transportation is no longer considering options to widen U.S. 23 on Ann Arbor’s east side.

May 28, 2024 - MLive

Green highway signs on Highway 23 for Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan.

Ann Arbor Calls for Highway Bus Service

The city council voted unanimously in support of a plan to build more transit and park-and-ride options rather than expand a highway with more car lanes.

March 27, 2024 - M Live

Black car parked in bike lane

Ann Arbor Considers Bike Lane Blocking ‘Bounty’

The proposal would award people who report blocked bike lanes a percentage of resulting tickets. Critics say the city must address the underlying reasons for blocked bike lanes first.

November 21, 2022 - M Live

Cars are blurred as they pass the bright lights of the Michigan Theater at dusk in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Delays Right Turn on Red Ban, Citing Equity Concerns

The city council wants more information on how a ban on right turns on red would affect the city’s hourly workers and the details of its implementation.

September 22, 2022 - M Live

Cars are blurred as they pass the bright lights of the Michigan Theater at dusk in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Votes to Eliminate Parking Minimums

Ann Arbor, Michigan approved changes to the city’s Unified Development Code (UDC) earlier this week that eliminate off-street parking requirements for a variety of development types throughout the city.

August 17, 2022 - The Handbuilt City

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$1 Billion Carbon Neutrality Plan Paused in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor City Council wants a more specific consideration of expenses before it will hold a final vote on the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan.

April 23, 2020 - MLive

Ford's City Insights Platform Expands to Six New Cities

After a pilot in Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company is expanding its City Insights Platform to six new cities:

October 7, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Residential Development

Citing Lack of ADU Development, Ann Arbor to Refine its ADU Ordinance

After legalizing accessory dwelling units in 2016, the city of Ann Arbor hasn't added many accessory dwelling units. Some regulations designed to limit the number of ADUs developed have made the building type impossibly cost prohibitive.

November 13, 2018 - MLive

Driverless Shuttle

New Driverless Shuttle Tests Hit the Road in Michigan, Wisconsin

Two university campuses and a Dan Gilbert-owned campus will be among the first wave of driverless shuttle testing grounds.

April 29, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Red Light Camera

Ann Arbor's Futuristic Traffic Software

The networked sensors and signals in Ann Arbor give the city a coordinated way to respond to traffic.

March 13, 2017 - Wired

Rescue Bus

Metro Detroit's Millage Tax Comes Within Half a Percentage Point of Passing

A $4.6 billion transit plan proposed by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan received 49.5 percent of the vote on November 8. The millage tax would have funded bus rapid transit and regional rail within a four-county region.

November 17, 2016 - Ann Arbor News

Detroit People Mover

Detroit Ballot Measure Puts Regional Transit in Reach

Involving four counties and $4.6 billion, the measure proposes a system that could put a million residents (and a million jobs) within a quarter mile of transit.

October 27, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

Detroit People Mover

Transit Planners Put Ann Arbor-Detroit Commuter Rail in Motion

A long-stalled, but partially built-out, commuter rail line has achieved institutional legitimacy with the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. Novembers will have a chance to decide on the idea in November.

May 24, 2016 - The Detroit News

Bus Rapid Transit Route Planned for Detroit to Ann Arbor

The bus rapid transit route connecting Downtown Detroit with Ann Arbor, or also the Detroit Metro Airport, is under consideration as part of a master planning effort by the Regional Transit Agency.

April 6, 2016 - Deadline Detroit

Cities Preparing for the Worst as the Emerald Ash Borer Comes to Town

A tiny insect, native to Asia, has been killing trees in huge numbers around the United States since 2002. With the emerald ash borer expected to spread, cities are trying to prepare to combat the worst of the devastation.

February 29, 2016 - The Denver Post

Talking Cars Get Test Drive in Michigan

No this isn't about a gathering of "Knight Rider" enthusiasts. Rather than speaking to their leather jacket-clad drivers, the cars being tested in Michigan communicate with each other, with the goal of improving safety on the nation’s highways.

August 22, 2012 - The New York Times

Top Cities For Singles Revealed

Kiplinger has released its list of the ten best cities for singles and the results may surprise you.

February 13, 2012 - Kiplinger

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