Happy Tuesday, automatons! Today your Daily Detroit gets wonky and talks all about bike lanes and trail projects with Todd Scott of the Detroit Greenways Coalition. He put together an interesting (and lengthy!) list of bike and trail projects due to see action in 2019.
They include groundbreaking at the long-delayed Uniroyal site near the bridge to Belle Isle, movement on the long-planned Joe Louis Greenway (formerly known as the Inner Circle Greenway) and new protected bike lanes on Grand River Avenue in northwest Detroit.
As Scott says, it’s remarkable how far the city has come with its bicycling and greenways infrastructure in just the last few years. And it’s remarkable that it’s all happening here in the Motor City, a place that’s been indelibly built and shaped by the automobile — and not always for the better.
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