US-Canada Greenways Vision

In late 2015, an international group of bicycle and trail stakeholders got together to discuss an international greenways map. We were a part of that group and saw this as a great opportunity to show the need for bicycle and pedestrian access on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge.

In 2016, we printed 10,200 maps and helped distribute them on both sides of the border. Unfortunately we do not have any printed maps left to share, but it is available online:

From the April 24th, 2016 press release:

A U.S. – Canadian partnership is hoping a new map will encourage people to grab their bikes and explore both sides of the Detroit River. The group has released a binational greenways vision map to connect emerging international greenways, trails, and bike lanes, establishing safe and convenient routes for pedestrians and bicyclists.

It is the vision of these Canadian and U.S. partners to encourage stronger linkages between emerging greenways of southwest Ontario and southeast Michigan via future dedicated bike lanes on the new Gordie Howe Bridge and a possible future ferry system between Windsor and Detroit.

Partners in this project include: Bike Friendly Windsor Essex, Canadian Consulate General, City of Detroit, City of Windsor, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Detroit Greenways Coalition, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Essex County, Essex Region Conservation Authority, National Park Service, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wheelhouse Detroit and Windsor Bicycling Committee.

Don’t let the international border limit you!