Greenways Newsletter

News from the Trail – May 2019

Detroit Bike to Work is Friday, May 17th

Register your pledge to ride to work and receive a free commemorative Bike to Work Day tech shirt.

We very excited to announce our 2019 title sponsor, Henry Ford LiveWell. Henry Ford LiveWell is Henry Ford Health System’s wellness center of excellence and aims to optimize the well-being of Henry Ford employees, patients and community members.

Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop is once again providing free valet bike parking at the Spirit of Detroit plaza from 7am until 6pm. Thanks, Wheelhouse!

Other event sponsors include the office of Detroit Council member Scott Benson, American Cycle and Fitness, MoGo, SEMCOG, Wayne State University, Avalon Bakery, and Wheelhouse Detroit.


Detroit Commuter Challenge & Survey

May is SEMCOG’s Detroit Commuter Challenge Month in Southeast Michigan. The Challenge is an excellent opportunity to reduce roadway congestion, improve air quality, and save commuters money. Single passenger drivers are “challenged” to try a new method of travel to work (carpool, bus, vanpool, bike, walk, or work from home) during the month of May, and participants are eligible for great prizes.

SEMCOG is also asking citizens to take this survey. Input received will help SEMCOG develop its regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Southeast Michigan, as well as coordinate and develop strategies for local mobility issues. Gaps and areas where people cannot walk or bike will be reported back to local communities for input into their planning efforts.

Riding for Peace on May 10th

The Detroit Police Department is inviting everyone to ride with them on May 10th from 6pm to 8pm as part of National Police Week. The ride begins at the Third Precinct, 2875 W. Grand Boulevard. There will be beverages and snacks after the ride. Event Flyer

Registration is required by May 9th. Just call NPO Tamyra Harris-Hardy at (313) 570-4364.

Milliken State Park & Harbor planning on May 13th

The third public meeting on the new master plan for the park is May 13, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Belle Isle Boathouse (6 Riverbank Drive). This planning will lead to significant changes to the park/RiverWalk with additional land, a possible Dequindre Cut extension. You’ll want to see it and share your input. In case you missed it, we did post this update from the February meeting.

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