The Michigan Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Detroit, is conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study along Michigan Avenue from I-96 to Campus Martius Park in the City of Detroit. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the plan for the future of Michigan Avenue. The PEL process approach to transportation decision-making considers environmental, historical, cultural and feasibility issues early in the transportation planning process. Various forms of public involvement will be used, including local and governmental advisory committee meetings to help the project team steer the planning efforts and communicate effectively. These meeting will be staggered with larger public meetings.

Streetmix Survey Results

The MDOT team developed a custom Streetmix tool that allowed participants to build their own vision for Michigan Avenue. A total of 56 designs were submitted. Please review the spreadsheet and submittal images at the links below. Our team has analyzed the submittals as outlined in the spreadsheet below. Highlights include:

  • 6 submittals were left out of the analysis; 3 were incomplete and 3 were duplicate submittals)
  • 10 submittals were identical to previous submittals by the same user, with only minor changes; our analysis includes only the changed features of each
  • The vast majority of submittals included the following elements
    • Street trees (87.5%)
    • Bike/micromobility lanes (90%), with a one-way design (62.1%), with buffer space (83.3%)
    • Reduced lane widths (100%)
    • Average number of lanes = 2.6
    • Transit and autonomous vehicle lanes (70.7%), with a side-running design (62%)
Streetmix Results

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