Detroit's Bike Path Connection

This piece from <em>Metropolis</em> looks at a rail line that was converted into a bike trail in Detroit, and how it has become a well-used neighborhood connector.
March 11, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Detroit's Dequindre Cut is a walking-and-cycling trail running below street level along a stretch of abandoned rail line just east of downtown. Designed by JJR, a locally based landscape-design firm, the project cost $3.75 million, a drop in the bucket compared to the $110 million the region has already invested in greenway development. Still, the graffiti-lined trench has captured the area's imagination like no mere bike path could."

"But what the trail connects is as important as how it looks. Its three access points are the recently redeveloped Detroit Riverfront; Lafayette Park, a well-established residential community that boasts the world's largest collection of Mies van der Rohe buildings; and the southern end of Eastern Market, a popular outdoor market with specialty shops and restaurants."

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Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in Metropolis
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