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Dequindre Cut Then and Now

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Enjoy the ride!

A couple weeks ago, we showed you our pictures from the new Dequindre Cut extension. But today, we wanted to take a look back at how far we've come and how the Dequindre Cut has changed in the past few years.

Once home to the Grand Trunk Railroad line, the first stretch of the Dequindre Cut opened in 2009 as part of a public/non-profit/private partnership. (The first picture is from the Detroit RiverFront Concervancy.)

Now the bike path runs all the way from the Riverfront to Mack Avenue, running alongside Eastern Market.

Here's a look back at what it looked like before and what we can see now.

Part of the bigger Link Detroit plan, the Dequindre Cut extension has worked on improving bridges, streetscapes on Eastern Market, Wilkins Plaza, and connecting the Cut to Hamtramck and Midtown through bike lanes. The next phase this year will include the Cass Avenue bike lanes from the RiverWalk to New Center and the Livernois bike lanes from Grand River to W. Vernor.

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