Getting to Work


The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has partnered with the app-based ride-sharing service Lyft to provide easy, cost-effective ride sharing for downtown employees to make it easier for people to get to work, as well as to free up spaces in the downtown parking system for their customers to visit them. Limited pre-paid Lyft promo code quantities available.  

Interested in helping your employees get to downtown Ferndale,
without disruption by offering them a pre-paid Lyft promo code, courtesy of the DDA?

Non-Motorized Transportation

During the construction of The dot and beyond, we’re making it easier to bike and walk to downtown Ferndale. There are numerous bicycle racks for safe storage around downtown and additional temporary bicycle parking areas will be provided during special events. Our sidewalks are accommodating and ADA accessible for pedestrian use and we will be incorporating some fun games and signage throughout construction to keep things interesting.

Parking Lots

W. Breckenridge lots 1 & 2 (see on map – west of Woodward, north of Withington and south of W Breckenridge)

  • Available 24/7; 125 spaces; regular City of Ferndale parking rates apply

 Ferndale First United Methodist Lot (on Leroy Ave west of Woodward behind Dunkin’ Donuts, north of the church at 22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220) 

  • Available Thursday & Friday 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight; 67 spaces; Free parking

 Gerry Kulick Community Center (1201 Levernois St, Ferndale, MI 48220)

  • Available 24/7; 78 spaces; Free parking

 City Hall Lot 11 (between the Ferndale Area District Library and City Hall) 

  • Available 24/7; 96 spaces; regular City of Ferndale parking rates apply

Park in one of the 11 public lots in and around downtown Ferndale. At the furthest, these lots are two blocks and a 5-minute walk from 9 Mile and Woodward.

Ride Sharing

Ride sharing is encouraged to get to downtown Ferndale.  Convenient drop-off and pick-up locations are able to be viewed on this map.


Downtown Ferndale is a SMART bus thoroughfare and features several stops along Woodward Ave and Nine Mile Rd.  We encourage you to visit the SMART website to find a transportation schedule and option that works for you.

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