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News from the Trail – April 2022

Our April Newsletter is now online!

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Coalition Updates – End of Summer 2015

It’s hard to believe but Labor Day is almost here and summer is nearly passed.

As you may well know, much has changed in Detroit this year, especially with respect to biking and trails. We’ve decided to host an inaugural event Bike Trails and Cocktails on Thursday, September 17th to show off some of the work with a easy bike tour and a post-ride gathering. On-line registration is now open.

Inner Circle Greenway proposed routingWe’ll give Coalition updates at the event regarding the Detroit RiverWalk, Inner Circle Greenway, Beltline Greenway, Complete Streets, and more.

If you’re not already a member, you can save $10 on a membership while registering for the event.

Protected Bike Lanes

Sample protected bike lane in ChicagoWe do want to share the exciting news that the East Jefferson protected bike lanes are scheduled for construction from mid-September through mid-November. These will be the first in Metro Detroit, but we believe they will set a standard for future bike lanes throughout Michigan.

While this is only a short example, we are working with Jefferson East Inc., the city of Detroit, and others to extend them from Alter Road to the bridge to Belle Isle.

With so much happening across the city, we hope you can join us at Bike Trails and Cocktails and help celebrate.

Upcoming Events
Bike Woodward
September 12th
A ride to help us get more bike lanes on Woodward

Bike Trails & Cocktails
September 17th
See and hear updates on trails and biking in Detroit

Tour de Troit
September 19th
Michigan’s largest ride!



Detroit Bicycle Wayfinding Guidelines

Detroit Bicycle Wayfinding GuidelinesWe recently added a project page for the recently published City of Detroit Bicycle Wayfinding Guidelines.

The intention is that all future bicycle construction projects in Detroit would include bicycle wayfinding signs. Some projects are already making such plans, including the Conner Creek Greenway, E. Jefferson bike lane project, Southwest Detroit Greenlink and the Inner Circle Greenway.

Thanks goes to the Tour de Troit for funding this project.

We’ve also added some information on directing bicyclists to bike parking. That information is also included on our bicycle wayfinding page.