Greenways Newsletter

News from the Trail – February 2017


Hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy this odd spring-like weather. We’ve seen many of you out biking and walking.

“Get your town on the ‘great bike cities’ list”

The national People for Bikes industry group is asking people from around the country to provide feedback about bicycling in their city. The online survey is fairly simple. The results will be part of a new bicycle friendliness rating. From a Detroit perspective, we’re not sure it’ll be any more or less accurate than the Bicycle Friendly Community program, but we’re still encouraging people to take the survey — and you might win a bike.

Detroit Bike Share

With the public system getting closer to launching this spring, Detroit Bike Share is looking to hire people for their Neighborhood Ambassadors Program – a diverse group of community leaders who will advocate for the system, encourage safe cycling practices, and introduce bike share to their neighbors. Please share this with anyone who might be interested.

Upcoming Events

There are some exciting events listed to the right. Unfortunately the Riverfront meeting and Khan lecture overlap. Both will be great.

There will also be meetings in mid-March for the Greater Islandview Planning process. This includes planning for the Beltline Greenway and more. We’ll be sure to share those dates once they are announced.

Reoccuring Donations

After a great deal of discussion, the Coalition decided to switch from an individual membership model to a donation model. That doesn’t change the fact that we greatly rely on this funding to keep operating. One additional change is we now support reoccurring payments on either a monthly or annual basis. We hope this added flexibility makes donating more convenient.

Upcoming Events
A Huge Announcement
March 1st
We’re sworn to secrecy until then but it’s something we’ve been working on for years.Janette Sadik-Khan
March 1st 5:30pm
Dynamic former NYC Transportation Commissioner speaks at UDM. Free event.
More Details

East Riverfront Mtg
March 1st 6pm
Get the latest on the East Riverfront Framework Plan

Bike to Work Day
May 19th
Mark your calendars. Details to come!