Streets for People

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The City of Detroit is developing Streets for People, a transportation plan with a singular focus — to make it easier and safer for all Detroiters to move around the city. The plan seeks to knit together diverse neighborhoods, prioritize safety of the most vulnerable road users, and identify clear implementation and design strategies for roadways improvement. Most importantly, it will be rooted in an inclusive planning process that gives a voice to the City’s residents who are most implicated by the transportation system. The plan will be completed over the next two years by the Department of Public Works in partnership with MDOT, SEMCOG, city departments, and partner agencies.

Streets for People is rooted in five values: 

  1. SAFETY FIRST Streets should be safe for all Detroiters - no more crashes, no more deaths.
  2. EQUITY, DIGNITY, AND TRANSPARENCY Detroiters, these are YOUR streets - help us make them work best for you. 
  3. ACCESS FOR ALL All Detroiters should be able to easily move around the city, no matter their age or ability. 
  4. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY Improve access to jobs and support neighborhoods by designing better streets and mobility options. 
  5. PUBLIC HEALTH Better mobility options can improve the health of Detroiters and reduce pollution. 

Draft Action Plan List:

Through community engagement, the City of Detroit has drafted a list of action items to move Detroit forward. Which are most important to you? Let us know by taking our latest survey below.



LAUNCH A TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN focused on dangerous driving that leads to serious injuries and deaths.

MAKE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS to the 3% of streets that account for 40% of crashes in the city.

REDUCE SPEEDING on streets throughout the city.

CREATE A CITYWIDE SLOW STREETS NETWORK so all Detroiters have access to walking and biking.



MAKE IT EASIER TO ACCESS TRANSIT by walking, biking, rolling, or driving.

ENCOURAGE DEVELOPERS TO SUPPORT TRANSIT, WALKING, AND BIKING by providing bike racks and benches for bus riders.

ADD ADDITIONAL BIKE LANES so that more Detroiters can safely travel across the city by bike and scooter.

EXPAND SHARED MOBILITY OPTIONS like bikeshare and scooters, so that more Detroiters have affordable, flexible, and useful transportation choices.

PARTNER WITH BUSINESSES to encourage people to walk, bike, or take transit.



GET THE WORD OUT about existing and new greenways, safety improvements and destinations.

IMPROVE CONNECTIONS TO GREENWAYS, PARKS, AND COMMUNITY DESTINATIONS to make it easier to be healthy and active for people of all ages and abilities.

PROMOTE ART AND ACTIVITIES ON GREENWAYS that make all Detroiters feel included.

PLANT MORE TREES AND EXPAND GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE to make streets more pleasant, vibrant, and sustainable.



CONTINUE EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT around roadway safety under the Streets for People brand.

ENGAGE MORE DETROITERS during planning and design of transportation projects.

EXPAND OUTREACH DURING CONSTRUCTION so everyone knows about the new improvements and their impacts.

HOST DEMONSTRATIONS so that people can better understand new types of infrastructure or transportation options and offer feedback.


Take our latest survey!

We want to hear from you. Help us determine what are the most important ways to improve Detroit's streets. 

Attend one of our upcoming virtual meetings:


District 3 & 4 Meeting - Tuesday - June 22nd, 5:00 PM

Meeting ID: 939 4789 4155

Join the meeting via Phone Call: +1 301 715 8592


District 1 Meeting - June 24th , 5:30pm


District 5 Meeting - June 29th , 5:30pm
Meeting ID: 829 6263 0186
Passcode: 637539
Join the meeting via Phone Call: +1 267 831 0333


District 7 Meeting - June 30th, 5:00 - 6:00

Meeting link:


District 2 Meeting - July 13th, 6pm

Meeting link: coming soon!



One aspect of Streets for People: Slow Streets

What is a slow street?

A slow street is a residential street with some form of traffic calming, such as speed cushions and signage to help you access key destinations such as parks and schools within your neighborhood. The goal is to create a low-stress, safe network of streets for walking, biking, scootering, etc. to explore Detroit's neighborhoods. 


Draft City-wide Slow Streets map

Check out our draft map of slow streets.


We thank the over 1,250 residents that filled out our second survey!

Here's a screenshot of our online map feedback. Click on the map to explore the map and view all the comments.




We thank the over 1,000 residents that filled out our first survey!

Here is a summary of what we have heard so far:


Streets for People Survey results