Roadway Safety and Multimodal Planning

Road diets and changes to roadway design

Detroit’s roads were built for much larger populations than exists today, which leaves the City with wide, underutilized thoroughfares. Wide roads with few cars has led to excessive speeding and high pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates. As the City of Detroit looks to improve roadway safety, road diets and changes to roadway design can make substantial improvements towards safer roads for all users.