20 Miles of Recreational Pathway in Detroit Complete
Millions of dollars sourced from federal transportation funding, the City of Detroit, and the State of Michigan, along with individual donations have helped complete a recreational pathway, connecting neighborhoods across the city. The Detroit Link Project is a sprawling network of biking, walking and jogging pathways that cut through the heart of downtown Detroit, and into some of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the city. The multi-year effort has been completed in order to bring unity, a better living atmosphere, and a greater presence of recreational opportunity to the people of Detroit.
This is exciting news for Detroit residents, as just ten years ago the thought of biking through the city was considered highly dangerous to ones health—due to the history of crime. With the new core of leaders working to clean up the reputation of Detroit streets, this progress shows further potential of where the city is going. City leaders hope that the project will help attract more residents and businesses to the region, as municipal forces grow in strength.
The Link Detroit project combines 5 previously established, newly improved projects; The Dequindre Cut Greenway, Eastern Market Streetscape Enhancement, The Midtown Loop, The Hamtramck Connector, and the New Bridge Reconstruction. As the City of Detroit continues its advancement towards a better reputation among locals and tourists alike, this project greatly increases the potential for success that new leaders in the city have promised.