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MDOT seeks feedback from vulnerable road users through survey and open houses

Fast facts:

  • MDOT is surveying Michigan residents on vulnerable road user safety.
  • A vulnerable road user includes anyone walking, biking or rolling (nonmotorized forms).
  • The 15-question survey is now available through Aug. 18.

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is conducting a vulnerable road user safety assessment (VRUSA) through a 15-question survey and hosting several public open houses throughout the state to improve understanding of the conditions and behaviors present in fatal and serious injury crashes. VRUs include anyone walking, biking or rolling by nonmotorized forms of transportation on public roads or on foot in work zones.

Michigan residents
Community stakeholders

When and Where:
Thursday, June 20, 2024
2 - 7 p.m.
Henry Ford Centennial Library
Community Room M-15
16301 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
National Cherry Festival
Pop-up location
Traverse City, MI 49686

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mackinaw City Welcome Center
710 S Nicolet St.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Ignace Welcome Center
I-75 N Mackinac Bridge Plaza
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Tuesday, July 9, 2024
5 - 8 p.m.
Ypsilanti District Library - Superior
1900 N Harris Road
Superior Charter Township, MI 48198

Friday, July 19, 2024
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Downtown - Pop-up location
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
2 - 7 p.m.
Herrick District Library - North Branch
Community Meeting Room
155 Riley St.
Holland, MI 49424

Thursday, July 25, 2024
2 - 7 p.m.
Hoyt Public Library
505 Janes Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48607

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days in advance. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made outside of this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

Although Michigan’s VRUSA was completed in 2023, in accordance with the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, MDOT continues to look for opportunities to engage and obtain feedback and continue VRU research. Every year, VRUs are killed or seriously injured on Michigan roads at a rate faster than other road users. With recognition of the importance of safe travel for all, especially VRUs, MDOT and statewide partners have begun to transition to the Safe System Approach (SSA). The SSA represents an evolutionary step in addressing roadway safety as it is human-centered. The SSA is founded on the principle that all humans make mistakes and that human bodies have a limited ability to tolerate crash impacts. It is a redundant system that strives to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries by reducing risks and anticipating mistakes.

Public Input:
For more information and to complete the survey, please visit the VRUSA survey website

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