BENEFITING: Detroit Greenways Coalition
In Detroit we have enough open land and under-used roads for an entire network of nonstop bicycle thruways. We can build a model sustainable city around fast, safe, and pleasant biking and walking routes. Our greenways can radically improve safety, health, low-cost transportation, local economies, air quality, streetscapes, and access to healthy foods. Plus riding a bicycle is fun!
Detroit residents convened for visioning sessions to clarify their dreams for a network of greenways. Then artists created five drawings to bring the vision alive. Check out the DRAWINGS and REPORT. Now we can use these drawings to fire up public imagination and attract the critical mass of supporters needed for implementation.
People were thinking big when they planned the interstate freeway system. The impacts were enormous, some good and some bad. We are thinking big again, but this time social equity and sustainability are our guides, and your donation will help make it happen.