|There’s so much going on in Detroit right now. Here are some highlights.
Cass Avenue Bike Lanes
This project is adds three miles of protected bike lanes from Grand Boulevard to Lafayette. It also includes sharrows, bike lanes, and some off street paths that make the connection further south to the RiverWalk.
We’ve been talking about this project for a long time. It’s gone through a number of iterations but now the paint (and posts) are hitting the pavement.
There will be an ongoing education component for all roads users, as:
- It takes some time getting used to parking vehicles away from the curb.
- These are the first bike boxes in Michigan.
- Those large red painted rectangles are new and designate bus stopping areas that are also shared with bicyclists.
Until everyone gets up to speed on how this works, please be cautious and patient.
DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade Help Needed
This fun, free event on September 23rd needs volunteers:
- Bike Parade Set Up: Help riders decorate their rides, distribute free products to those in need.
- Info Booth/Participant Support: Interact with riders as they prepare and wait for the ride to commence. Provide answers to any questions, help with decorations, and get riders lined up once decorated.
- Ride Monitors: Ride with parade to keep speeds down, as well as check and assist with any safety issues.
- Route Street Monitors: Support riders crossing at key intersections and assist riders in maintaining a flow within the group.
Contact Al Fields at email@example.com to sign-up to help!
Other Quick Updates
- We are working with the city of Highland Park and Giffels-Webster to design bike lanes along all of Hamilton Avenue.
- We are updating our Inner Circle Greenway map/brochure. The City of Detroit should be releasing their Request for Proposals soon to create a Strategic Framework plan for the trail.
- MDOT is adding protected bike lanes on most of Grand River from I-94 to to Cass Avenue.
- The City of Detroit should start this month in adding protected bike lanes E. Jefferson from Rivard to Lakewood.
There’s more but we’ll save those for next time.