Wayne State University

Walkable Warren

Walkable Warren was an initiative led by Wayne State University in partnership with the City of Detroit to pilot flexible streetscape designs along Warren Avenue (between Woodward and Second Avenues) for a more walkable, bikeable, transit- and retail-friendly corridor. Through creative yet practical streetscape improvements such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs, and shortened crosswalks, Wayne State seeks to re-imagine Warren’s long-term design as a safe, active and vibrant corridor. To spur additional activity, Wayne State brought food trucks, local retail and flexible seating to Warren.
Streetscape improvements were in place Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24. Additional events were as follows:

 

Thursday, September 22 // Food Truck Rally // 11AM - 3PM
 
Friday, September 23 // Flexible Seating // All Day
 
Saturday, September 24 // Pop-Up Market // 1PM - 5PM
If you are interested to learn more about this project or to request survey results, please contact economicdevelopment@wayne.edu. View the press release here.
Walkable Warren is an official part of the 2016 Detroit Design Festival program, taking place Sept. 21-25. In honor of Detroit’s recent UNESCO City of Design designation, this year’s festival is focused on Designing Detroit’s Future. DDF 2016 programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. For full schedule, visit www.detroitdesignfestival.com.