Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cut Loose from the Car

­A new bike-and-pedestrian path hints at a less auto-dependent future for Detroit.

By Kelli B. Kavanaugh

Posted February 18, 2009
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. “The physical characteristics of the Dequindre Cut are unmatched anywhere in this region,” says Tom Woiwode, the director of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michi­gan’s GreenWays Initiative, one of the project’s main funders. “It’s developed a level of enthusiasm that we’ve never seen.”

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2 comments:

Pegleg said...

Awesome.

Screaming Monkey said...

I assume they'll post armed guards every 50ft or so...

S. Monkey