Coolidge Road Complete Streets
The Coolidge Highway Complete Streets Initiative involves a 24-month evaluation period to determine if restriping Coolidge between 11 Mile and 12 Mile will improve traffic flow and make the road safer and friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists. Part of the study incorporates a 12-month review of the eight safety metrics that are part of the Coolidge Road Right Sizing and Safety Corridor Metrics Matrix. The Berkley Downtown Development Authority is financing the project and can provide more details about the work on the DDA website at www.downtownberkley.com.
Click here to review Coolidge Road 12 Month Safety Review - Narrative & Measurements
Click here to download the comprehensive metrics matrix that will be used for measuring the success of the project.
Click here to read how removing lanes from a busy street can actually make traffic better.
Contractors began striping the road the week of May 13th. As of May 20th, the majority of work was completed, except for some traffic signage and additional markers for the bike lanes.
Send your comments about the plan to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Communications Strategy showing tactics that have been implemented.
Click here to read the comments that have been received as of June 10th.
An important element of the Coolidge Highway Complete Streets plan are the bike lanes that will run in both directions from 11 Mile to 12 Mile. These lanes are intended to become a part of a proposed multi-community bike system that includes Huntington Woods and Oak Park. Attached below is an informative video on bike safety, along with a map showing how the three communities plan to develop an integrated bike system:
Click here for What Every Driver Should Know About Bike Lanes
Click here to read "What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know."
Click here to read "What Every Young Michigan Bicylist Must Know."
EPISODE 1: COMPLETE STREETS: THE BEGINNING
Watch an interview with Berkley Mayor Dan Terbrack and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker on how the City Council embarked on a Complete Streets Initiative for Coolidge Hwy and other roads.
EPISODE 2: KEEPING TRAFFIC OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS
In this episode, Patrick Cawley with the Traffic Improvement Association talks about the new Coolidge Hwy project and preventing traffic from diverting into the surrounding neighborhoods.
EPISODE 3: SAFETY COUNTS
In this episode, Berkley Public Safety Director Matt Koehn talks about the potential safety benefits from reconfiguring Coolidge Highway.
EPISODE 4: Dr. Nick
In this episode Dr. Nick Novakoski with Nova Chiropractic explains why he thinks the Coolidge Highway restriping project will benefit the downtown businesses.
Episode 5: What To Expect
In this episode, traffic engineer Cheryl Gregory outlines what motorists can expect when Coolidge is restriped between 11 Mile and 12 Mile.