Oak Park just put your Nine Mile on a diet

Meet your new Nine Mile. It's slimmed down and shed a few exits, added a few new lanes and beautified some sections as well. Oak Park has put the road on a diet to reduce traffic accidents while increasing walkability and bikeability as well. When it's done, the redesigned Nine Mile will stretch from Ferndale to Southfield and include two fewer lanes. While not a radically new idea, this new urban planning model is a burgeoning trend among cities.