Joe Louis Greenway Fundraiser Ride
We are organizing a 28-mile Joe Louis Greenway fundraiser ride on Sunday morning, June 24th. The objective of the bike tour is to create more awareness and raise money to help get the Joe Louis Greenway built. We’ll share the latest information on this major urban trail system — and you’ll also get a custom ride water bottle.
There will also be a midway stop at the Oloman Cafe in Hamtramck to rehydrate and refuel.
Limited tickets for this inaugural event are now available on-line. Don’t miss out!
Detroit Bike to Work Day
It was a record turnout — and the weather wasn’t too bad at all!
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan addressed the crowd at Spirit Plaza this year and noted:
We want to have choices in the city, different ways to get around, different ways to get to work: to be able to walk, to be able to bike, to be able to take a bus, to be able to drive.
The Mayor mentioned this and you can see it in the photos. There were many city staff riding bikes to the event and of course Council member Scott Benson. As you might imagine, there is no better way for staff to understand the bicyclist needs and perspectives than first hand.
Council member Benson also introduced a Resolution declaring May 18th, 2018 as Bike to Work Day and the month of May as Bicycle Awareness Month. The resolution was passed by City Council.
Thanks to our other event sponsors include the office of Detroit Council member Scott Benson, AECOM, American Cycle and Fitness, Detroit Future City, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Giffels-Webster, HNTB, OHM Advisors, MoGo, SEMCOG, Tour de Troit, Wayne State University, and Wheelhouse Detroit.
Detroit Sustainability Agenda
The City of Detroit is crafting its first Sustainability Action Agenda and is asking that Detroit residents take this online survey. Of course Mobility is one of the major topics within the agenda: How can Detroiters have more sustainable transportation choices to get where they need to go?
We need your involvement to craft an inclusive and equitable vision for a sustainable Detroit today and for years into the future. Simply put, meeting our needs of today without sacrificing the needs of future generations.
–Joel Howrani Heeres, Director, Office of Sustainabilit