Help us create a Detroit Bike & Trail Map

Detroit Bike Map Sponsorship

Interest in Detroit biking continues to climb rapidly. At the same time, the city and others have been investing in a network of bike routes, bike lanes, and trails. This map will help Detroit bicyclists find and use these new bike facilities, ride them safely, and connect them to city's burgeoning bike culture. The map will contain information on group rides, major bike/trail projects, and basic safety tips.

We need sponsors so we may finish, print and distribute a new Detroit bike and trail map.

We are looking to raise a minimum of $5,000 to finish and print 4,000 maps on high-quality map paper.

All sponsors will be recognized with their logo on the printed map, on our web page, through social media and in a press release. Gold and Silver members have the option to receive bulk maps for distribution, their employees, or club members. Sponsor recognition will be scaled by sponsorship level.

This is a great opportunity to promote more bicycling -- and more safe bicycling -- in Detroit.

 

 
 
On Behalf Of Organization

Creating a new bike & trails map for Detroit

detroit-bike-mapThe Detroit Greenways Coalition is moving forward with plans to make a new printed bike & trails map for Detroit.

Our initial thoughts on what to show on the map include:

  • A map of Detroit showing the bike lanes, shared marked routes, and trails. This will include some of the immediate suburbs surrounding Detroit in order to show connections across the city boundaries.
  • Major trail information, including length and completion status
  • Bike repair station locations (Yes, we’ll have some this year!)
  • Bike-related and run-related businesses
  • Non-motorized boat launch sites & similar water trail features

It’ll also include general information about the Coalition, Complete Streets, safety information, bicycle locking information, and more.

This effort will build upon some earlier work done by the Challenge Detroit Fellows and Mode Shift. We expect to take the best elements of other city’s maps.

One feature that we probably won’t include is bike rack locations. There are too many within the Greater Downtown. Instead, we’ll be sure to update our existing Detroit bike parking map.

We expect to have these new printed maps available by the North American Bicycle Week at the end of March.

What are your thoughts on what else should be on the either map that would make them more useful?