Detroit Makes Big Investment in Bike Lanes

In the next year, Detroit will be putting in 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city. But an ambitious new plan imagines up to 400 miles of bicycling infrastructure.

A 2010 League of American Bicyclists report ranked Detroit among the worst cities for bikers in the country, but new policies may change all that. The current push is part of a larger greenways effort supported by non-profit groups to connect neighborhoods with walking and biking paths.

Matt Helms writes, "City traffic engineer Prasad Nannapaneni said the bike lanes generally will be created using space from existing traffic lanes, with striping repainted to make room for 5-foot-wide bike lanes adjacent to curbs or parking lanes. Nannapaneni said most of this year's bike lane work will start in September."

Full Story: Detroit to put 30 miles of bicycle lanes on streets

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