The City of Ferndale has announced new rideshare zones for services such as Lyft and Uber in an effort to improve traffic flow and make driving and ridesharing safer.

Kara Sokol, Ferndale Communications Director, stated that as an increasing number of downtown Ferndale visitors are choosing rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber. Ferndale has seen a rise in traffic-impeding issues pertaining to these services, most notably, vehicles standing in driving lanes which create safety hazards for pedestrians and drivers alike. The new designated rideshare areas provide close-by, visible access away from the flow of traffic to make pickups and drop-offs safer for all.

There are now five rideshare zones in Ferndale’s downtown servicing Woodward, Withington, W. Troy, E. Troy, W. Nine Mile, and E. Nine Mile businesses. Locations are:

• Vester St.—just east of Hambo’s Coney Island

• E. Troy St—just east of Woodward Avenue Brewers

• W. Troy St—behind Soho

• Alley between Withington Lot and W. Nine Mile Rd. businesses—behind Liberty Tax Services

• Withington St.—just north of Inyo Restaurant & Lounge

View locations on an interactive map.

If you setup a ride with Lyft or Uber through their respective apps, the app will now direct you to the closest rideshare zone to be picked up in the downtown area. If you are being dropped off in downtown Ferndale, the driver will be required to drop you off in the closest designated zone.

For more about rideshare zones and other transportation information, visit Ferndale Moves or contact Planning Manager Justin Lyons at 248-546-2525.

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