The goal of the Multi-Modal Transportation Board shall be to assist in maintaining the safe and efficient movement of motorized and non-motorized vehicles and pedestrians on the streets and walkways of the City and to advise the City Commission on the implementation of the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan, including reviewing project phasing and budgeting.  Board members shall be electors or property owners in the City.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Multi-Modal Transportation Board, please contact Scott Grewe, Operations Commander at 248.530.1875 or Jana Ecker, City Planner at 248.530.1841.

Board Member   Term Expires
David Lurie Member-at-large from different geographical areas of the City 03/24/2023
Katie Schafer Pedestrian Advocate 03/24/2024
Andrew Haig Member-at-large from different geographical areas of the City 03/24/2022
David Hocker Regular Member 03/24/2022
Johanna Slanga Traffic-focused Education and/or Experience 03/24/2022
Amanda Fishburn Alternate Member 10/27/2022
Doug White Bicycle/Pedestrian Advocate 03/24/2024
Thomas Peard  Urban planning, architecture or design education/experience 03/24/2022
Joe Zane Alternate Member 10/27/2022
Lauren Morris Student Representative 12/31/2021
Justin Schoener Student Representative 12/31/2021
Alex Walters Student Representative 12/31/2021


View Multi-Modal Transportation Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Multi-Modal Transportation Proposals


The Multi-Modal Board has been studying potential improvements to the entire S. Eton Rd. corridor from Maple Rd. to 14 Mile Rd. Previous discussions at the Board level have resulted in a recommendation to the City Commission that includes:

  •  A pedestrian island at Maple Rd.
  • Narrowing of S. Eton Rd. from Maple Rd. to Yosemite Blvd. to allow an improvement to the sidewalk on the west side of the street.
  • Narrowing of S. Eton Rd. from Yosemite Blvd. to Villa Ave. to allow for wider sidewalks, as well as a green parkway with new street trees between the sidewalk and the road (on-street parking would be eliminated).
  • Removal of parking on the southbound side of the street, from Villa Ave. to Lincoln Ave., and using this paved area to install a two-way bike path separated from vehicle traffic by the use of a raised buffer.

The City Commission, while aware of the above proposal, has not taken any action on it to date. Attached is an aerial map north of Lincoln, and an aerial map south of Lincoln.

The Board has passed a motion recommending changes to S. Eton Rd. from Maple to 14 Mile Rd.
x section s eton at yosemite (1)  

x section s-eton-street-lincoln-to-villa

Option B2 Cross-Section

The cross-section shown represents what the street would look like facing north.  Features include:

 1. The installation of an 8-footwide concrete bicycle path,  constructed on the right of way between the existing Citystreet trees and the west edge of the road. The plan would feature a dashed yellow line down the middle to encourage two-way traffic. A 2-foot wide green space would remain between the new path and the existing street.  The Board discussed landscaping alternatives to grass, however, no decision  was made. Each driveway approach would need to be reconstructed from the existing City sidewalk to th west curb i order to accommodate the new bike path. (The City sidewalk would remain as is.)  

 2.The existing street would generally be left as is, except that a white line would be painted at 8 feet off the west curb, encouraging parking for southbound traffic.  The existing street will get the white line noted, but also a double yellow line will be added to help clarify two through travel lanes moved to the east side of the street. The current restriction banning overnight parking from 2 a.m. to 6a.m. would be removed to encourage use of this area by adjacent residents. 

  3. Curb extensions (bumpouts) would be installed at each intersection on the west side of the street in the area of the parking lane, to reduce the width of the street in these areas, thereby improving pedestrian safety at each crosswalk. 

If you have any questions, you may contact Jim Surhigh at the email address above, or at 248-530-1839.

 Multi-Modal Transportation Plan  

The City's Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will be used to improve and expand opportunities for pedestrians, bicycles and transit users to respond to the growing demand for alternative forms of travel and to promote safe and comfortable transportation options. Find out more at Download the plan here, in addition to the Network Map and Downtown Map

Birmingham Bike Network
Below is an interactive map with layers indicating Birmingham's bike loop route, bike lane classifications, bike racks, and bike service stations. The Neighborhood Connector Route and Regional Connector Route from the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan have also been included. By selecting the double bracket in the top left portion of the map (>>), users may  view the legend and turn specific layers on or off.