Parked cars, trucks block new downtown Ann Arbor bike lanes

ANN ARBOR, MI — Two freshly painted bike lanes in downtown Ann Arbor are already seeing high use — from automobiles parking in them. A vehicle parked in one of the new bike lanes on North University Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor on Oct. 26, 2022.Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor NewsFor westbound traffic, there is a new car parking lane between the bike lane and car travel lane, which some are using, but more were using the bike lane to park on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Vehicles parked in a new bikeway that's not yet complete on Catherine Street in downtown Ann Arbor on Oct. 26, 2022.Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor NewsA DDA-hired contractor also is working to complete a new two-way protected bikeway along Miller Avenue/Catherine Street through the Kerrytown district. An Amazon delivery truck parked in the First Street bikeway in downtown Ann Arbor on Oct. 26, 2022.Ryan Stanton | The Ann Arbor NewsOfficials have said they can’t install more posts to keep cars and trucks out of the bikeways because there needs to be room for city maintenance equipment to access the lanes. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Downtown Ann Arbor street closure coming for 19-story high-rise project10 great Ann Arbor nature areas perfect for fall trail hikingAnn Arbor residents behind on water bills can get up to $650 under new programAnn Arbor buying flood-prone site previously used for urban flower farmStarbucks accuses Ann Arbor union of unfair labor practices

Ann Arbor Muffler fire suspected to have started in a vehicle

ANN ARBOR, MI - Crews in Ann Arbor responded to a structure fire Monday morning at a local auto care shop. Engines 1- 3 of the Ann Arbor Fire Department were alerted at 6:12 a.m. on Monday, July 5 for an automatic fire alarm at Ann Arbor Muffler at 2333 Jackson Ave., according to the department. Engine 1-3 arrived to find a commercial structure fire with heavy fire showing from one of the service bays. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, according to the department, which was suspected to have started in one of the vehicles and spread to the building. More from MLiveA bird’s-eye view of Ann Arbor’s north side housing boomWater main break damage closes Maple Road in Ann Arbor until AugustTeacher’s 51-year career wraps up at the Ann Arbor elementary she attended as a childAnn Arbor dry cleaner faces wrecking ball under pollution cleanup planGreat Clips location coming to Ann Arbor areaKnight’s expands with market on Ann Arbor’s south sidePhotographer’s basement studio ruined by flooding in Ypsilanti neighborhoodSonic Lunch returning to downtown Ann Arbor in AugustIllustrator unveils conceptual design for downtown Ann Arbor central parkFree waste pick-up available to Ann Arbor residents affected by floodingDowntown Ann Arbor’s west side rebranded as city’s Creative DistrictAmazing drone video and photos of Fourth of July fireworks from across MichiganHealthy Streets initiative given immediate OK by Ann Arbor councilYpsilanti requesting public insight on new affordable housing project