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Connecting the Neighborhoods on Two Wheels in 2016

By Robin Runyan

Earlier this week, the Detroit Greenways Coalition released their plans for 2016, including (fingers crossed) the completion of the Dequindre Cut to Eastern Market. The report cites that the construction is basically complete, but extra security needs to be in place before the path is fully open.

Completion of this project will connect the Riverwalk to the Dequindre Cut, through Eastern Market, and into Midtown. More bike racks will also be available around Eastern Market.

Also notable is the work on bike lanes down Cass, connecting New Center through Midtown into downtown. With traffic plus the M1 Rail (sorry, the Rocketrail?) on Woodward, cyclists will be encouraged to take Cass.

Bike lanes along Livernois are also in the plan, which could connect that neighborhood with Ferndale to the north and eventually, the river/Canada/Gordie Howe Bridge project to the south.

All of this sounds great and exciting for a healthier Detroit! But will we get education for both drivers and cyclists on how to share the road?
· Five most impactful Detroit bike and trail projects for 2016 [Detroit Greenways Coalition]
· Poll: Should Woodward Avenue's Streetcar Line Be Called Rocketrail or RocketRail? [Curbed]