The Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative (DLGI) began in 1999 as a result of the Downriver Summit, hosted by Congressman John D. Dingell. It is a community-driven regional effort to coordinate non-motorize transportation in the Downriver area. The Downriver communities recognize the importance and need for the improvement of issues surrounding the quality of life of Downriver residents, employees and visitors by connecting communities to one another and to the larger Southeast Michigan Region.
Posted May 9, 2013, 8:42 AM by Dr Web Builder
30-mile greenway moves closer to completion
FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) - A 30-mile greenway for bicycle riders, walkers and runners in southeast Michigan is moving closer to completion.
The Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative says a ribbon-cutting is planned for late September on the Flat Rock-Oakwood Connector Trail.
The mile-long trail is the final piece of a 30-mile east-west greenway connecting Oakwoods Metropark and Lake Erie Metropark. A groundbreaking ceremony for the Flat Rock-Oakwood Connector Trail took place Monday afternoon at Huroc Park in Flat Rock.
“The completion of this trail after more than a decade of hard work will now represent the largest greenways link of two Metroparks in the region,” Anita Twardesky, co-chairwoman of the Downriver Linked Greenways ...
Posted May 7, 2013, 5:22 AM by Greenways Webmaster
Posted Jan 11, 2013, 5:24 AM by Greenways Webmaster
Posted May 9, 2013, 8:58 AM by Dr Web Builder
National expert says city’s walkability good, bad and needs redesign
From: The News Herald, "The Voice of Downriver" By: Staff Writer J. Patrick PepperTRENTON — Pedestrian-friendliness was the center of inquiry Thursday, when two of the city’s key commercial districts were audited for how accommodating they are to walkers.The audits, which were essentially walking tours, focused on the areas around City Hall and Elizabeth Park and the heavily trafficked West Road corridor.City officials and representative from regional and state transportation agencies were among those led by Dan Burden, a national expert on walkable communities.With the Washington state-based Walkable and Livable Communities Institute as his launching pad, Burden has spent more than 25 years traveling the country evangelizing about the benefits of pedestrian-friendly design ...
Posted Jan 11, 2013, 5:26 AM by Greenways Webmaster
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