Another part of the 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway made its debut in Corktown.
A new bike and pedestrian trail has opened in Detroit, connecting Corktown to the new Ralph C. Wilson Centennial Park, which is still under construction. Robin Runyan reports on the new trail for Urbanize Detroit. According to Runyan, “$5 million of the $8 million it took to build the greenway is coming from Ford, who's currently transforming Michigan Central Station and the surrounding area into a mobility campus.”
Runyan adds, “The Southwest Greenway is also a part of the 27.5-mile Joe Louis Greenway, currently under construction. The Joe Louis Greenway includes parcels that are already finished, like the Dequindre Cut and the Riverwalk, to additional pieces planned and under construction throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Dearborn.” The entire greenway is slated for completion in five to 10 years, according to the city.
Downtown Los Angeles Park Wins National Award
Vista Hermosa Natural Park, designed by the landscape architecture firm Studio-MLA, has won the ASLA 2023 Landmark Award. Completed in 2008, Vista Hermosa was the first public park built in downtown L.A. in over 100 years.
Norman, Oklahoma Eliminates Parking Mandates
The city made a subtle, one-word change that frees up developers to build parking based on actual need and eliminates costly unnecessary parking.
Boston Transit Riders Report Safety Concerns
Almost three-quarters of current and former riders report feeling unsafe while using MBTA services.
Prioritizing Equity in Federal Transit Funding
TransitCenter recommends several transit capital projects deserving of federal transportation dollars.
California Housing Bills Streamline Affordable Housing
A series of current and proposed bills are paving the way for more affordable housing production in the state, where environmental laws are often deployed to delay or block new development.
Growing Pains in Northwest Arkansas
Like other small communities suddenly made popular during the Covid-19 pandemic, the region is struggling to maange its explosive growth.
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