Mythbusters, a favorite show of at least one WATS staffer, recently asked if roundabouts are as fast and safe as traffic engineers and planners claim. Watch the video above to see the results!
The Connector is a developing plan for high-capacity transit in an arc from northeast to south Ann Arbor, connecting major destinations including downtown, University of Michigan campuses and medical center, and commercial areas.
In the map below, the crescent-shaped region represents the area being studied for The Connector. (Click the map to view a larger image.)
Over the next 18 months The Connector project will be conducting an Alternatives Analysis, the results of which will be a choice between four different transit alternatives – bus, bus rapid transit, light rail transit, and automated guideway transit – that will determine the future course of project development. The study is managed as a collaborative effort of the AAATA, the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the University of Michigan (UM) and will also be closely coordinated with the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS), the Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).