Council Committee supports Detroit Non-Motorized Plan

The good news is the Detroit Non-Motorized Transportation Plan was resoundingly supported by the City Council’s Public Health and Safety Committee. It’s expected to go before the entire Council for a final vote next Tuesday.

One common comment was that Detroit needs some positive news during the recent challenges and getting this plan approved and implemented is very positive. Chair Alberta Tinsley-Talabi said that this was a wonderful way to come back from council recess.

During the discussion, Detroit’s Traffic Engineering Department assured councilmembers that they support the Corktown-Mexicantown greenlink project.  The City will apply for the MDOT transportation enhancement grant to get the project built, possibly starting as early as next year.  This project includes many miles of bike lanes throughout the Corktown neighborhood.

Thanks to all who came to the meeting in support of the project.  Our continued appearances before city council shows the community support and helps build further momentum for improved biking and walking in Detroit.

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  1. Non-Motorized Plan + Tour de Troit Reminder + Stickers! « Wheelhouse Detroit Says:

    […] September 9, 2008 · No Comments Some good news for Biking in the D! The Detroit Non-Motorized Transportation Plan was supported by the City Council’s Public Health and Safety Committee on Monday, and will likely go in front of the entire body next week. Read m-bike’s comprehensive take here. […]

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