Livernois lanes to be reduced this weekend for bike path study, community event

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DETROIT, MI – The City of Detroit is alerting motorists that it will be conducting a pilot project this weekend to study the feasibility of creating protected bicycle lanes on Livernois.detroit city limits

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, Livernois will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between Florence and Grove Streets. For the pilot, the city will install temporary bike lanes, a temporary mid-block crosswalk, and alterations to the parking lane.

All lanes will reopen on Monday, April 25th at 7:00 PM.

The closure is being done as part of a collaboration between the city’s Planning Department, Detroit Collaborative Design Center, the Live6 Alliance, University Commons, Knight Foundation and the Better Block Foundation, to make Livernois more bike and pedestrian friendly.

On Saturday, from 8:00 AM until Noon, volunteers will participate in a street design workshop, at which they will help stripe and stencil bike lanes, create a crosswalk and redesign street parking. There also will be food vendors, music and storytelling events. This event is part of a broader effort to revitalize the Livernois Corridor, bring more new business and vitality to the street and enhance the street for pedestrians and bicyclists.