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Grant To Pay For Green Infrastructure For New Protected Bike Lanes In Downtown Detroit

With the increased pace of investment, Detroit’s becoming more and more bike friendly it seems by the week. Today brings news that the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) received a $250,000 grant from the Erb Family Foundation. The grant will fund green infrastructure and stormwater management improvements as part of the Downtown Bike Network. That’s a 1.6-mile infrastructure project that improves street and sidewalk non-motorized connections throughout the downtown area. The project will...

Major Detroit Greenway Project Takes A Big Step Forward

If you’ve seen the Dequindre Cut, and how much of an improvement that is for biking, running and walking — imagine if it were 26 miles long. Plans for a massive, 26-mile greenway that winds through the cities of Detroit, Highland Park and Dearborn took a major step forward today, with the City of Detroit and Conrail coming to an agreement in principle to purchase 7.5 miles of railroad property. The Inner Circle Greenway plans to make use of existing paths like the Detroit RiverWalk and Dequi...

Detroit Greenways Coalition Gets Grant To Build Support For Greenway Segment In Highland Park

In support of overall plans to create a 26 mile loop trail through Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and Dearborn called the Inner Circle Greenway, the nonprofit Detroit Greenways Coalition received a $5,000 grant from the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund. The local organization was one of only six winners out of 215 submissions. The grant is to help raise awareness and build support for constructing the Inner Circle Greenway rail-trail segment within the city of Highland Park. 1.4 mile...

You'll Be Able To Bike Or Walk Across The New Bridge To Canada

In a move that seems to echo current trends and preferences toward bicycling and walking, officials putting together the Gordie Howe International Bridge project announced Wednesday that the new bridge will be biking and hiking friendly. The span that is targeted for completion in 2022 will have a dedicated “multi-use path” for bicyclists and walkers between the two countries. The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, the nonprofit Canadian Crown corporation overseeing the project, has asked the...

WATCH: NBC News looks inside Detroit's bicycle renaissance

From Slow Roll to The Hub to Detroit Bikes and much more, Detroit has a cycling renaissance going on. NBC News spent more than seven minutes on bicycling and the Motor City. As a bicycle commuter when the weather cooperates, there’s nothing better than Detroit by bike. Most of greater downtown and all the way to Southwest up to Boston Edison to Indian Village is pretty accessible by pedal power. Not to mention, bike commuting is on the rise in Detroit. At one point in the not too distant p...

The Top 5 Bike And Trail Projects In Detroit You Should Know About

The weather is finally getting warmer, and dreams of having fun on the bikes and trails this season are soon starting to become reality. Detroit is getting better for bikes and trails every day. As the Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition, I thought I’d take the time to share with you a few important bike and trail projects. Let’s start by saying it’s not easy picking only five … and that speaks well about all that is happening to make the city of Detroit a better place for biki...

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