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Forum: Great Lakes 05-08-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By fishtoes2000
You guys can quibble amongst yourselves. To...

You guys can quibble amongst yourselves.

To hear it's "hard to believe Detroit is truly committed to cycling and its infrastructure" while the city is in the midst of a $22 million trail...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-10-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By fishtoes2000
I attended and presented at Thursday's event. I...

I attended and presented at Thursday's event. I had a booth and presented at Saturday's expo. Our booth, the Detroit Greenways Coalition had a great flow of people -- the best yet by far for me --...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-30-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By fishtoes2000
We do hope many people can attend. This is one of...

We do hope many people can attend. This is one of the most ambitious bike projects in the U.S.

And Detroitjim, I'm interested in hearing your design concerns with Detroit bike lanes. Detroit,...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-25-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By fishtoes2000
There are only 41 counties in the US with more...

There are only 41 counties in the US with more than a million residents. Being 10th out of 41 for per capital income at under $56K is hardly a bragging point. (Oh, and it's in 15th place for total...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-16-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,329
Posted By fishtoes2000
I believe it's supposed to be done by this...

I believe it's supposed to be done by this November since that's a requirement of the $10 TIGER grant. The path may be open sooner. There's also nearly 10 miles of bike lanes and shared markers to...
Forum: Great Lakes 01-09-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By fishtoes2000
Groupon for bike show in Detroit

There are just a little over two days left to get discounted passes to this March event.
http://touch.groupon.com/deals/detroit-bike-city-3
Forum: Great Lakes 05-03-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By fishtoes2000
I'm may be the last guy to worry about riding...

I'm may be the last guy to worry about riding anywhere in Detroit, but I am a bit more cautious riding John R just south of Eight Mile. If time wasn't an issue, I'd consider riding backroads to the...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-21-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By fishtoes2000
GVLaker09, The People for Palmer Park have...

GVLaker09,

The People for Palmer Park have a casual ride on Thursdays. It started this month. http://peopleforpalmerpark.org/

The Wheelhouse Detroit has a Wednesday ride, but I don't think...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-07-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By fishtoes2000
CBS just published this article on the best rides...

CBS just published this article on the best rides in the city. It's a pretty good introductory guide to someone looking to begin riding in Detroit....
Forum: Great Lakes 04-05-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By fishtoes2000
I guess it depends on whether the stereotypes of...

I guess it depends on whether the stereotypes of Detroit crime are scarier to your group than the actual safety issues of suburban motorists. Most serious Detroit crime happens between people who...
Forum: Great Lakes 01-08-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By fishtoes2000
From what I see, this is a non-issue for this...

From what I see, this is a non-issue for this proposed trail. The trail segments open to sleds are crushed limestone. Even if there were paved trail segments, the DNR has partnered with the MSA to...
Forum: Great Lakes 12-17-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By fishtoes2000
I wouldn't get too hung on the details of use...

I wouldn't get too hung on the details of use yet. This is still quite conceptual. It looks like most of the UP route is on the North Country Trail, which sometimes prohibits bicycles and almost...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-28-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By fishtoes2000
Which maps? The SE Oakland County maps are still...

Which maps? The SE Oakland County maps are still being developed.

For Google Maps, there is a drop down menu on the upper right of the map. Just select Bicycling from that list.
Forum: Great Lakes 08-27-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By fishtoes2000
AK404: Google has a guides to help explain how to...

AK404: Google has a guides to help explain how to edit in MapMaker. Two relevant to biking are:
Road attributes:...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-27-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By fishtoes2000
Google MapMaker video featuring biking in Detroit

I had the great fortune of recently working with Google and a top-notch film crew. The resulting article and video were just on Google's main blog site...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-27-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By fishtoes2000
The most simple way would be to head south of the...

The most simple way would be to head south of the airport to Pennsylvania Road and head east. I've not ridden this road but Adventure Cycling has. It's our Underground Railroad Bicycle Route.

The...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-22-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By fishtoes2000
This Huffington Post article is their third one...

This Huffington Post article is their third one about bicycling in Detroit. The other two are:

Detroit Bike Lanes Expand, Giving Cyclists New Options...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-27-12, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By fishtoes2000
It is a crushed limestone surface with the same...

It is a crushed limestone surface with the same specs as the Polly Ann Trail in Oakland County.
Forum: Great Lakes 03-18-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By fishtoes2000
Here's a little coverage of the event from...

Here's a little coverage of the event from ClickonDetroit:
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Show-Swap-Bikes-at-Detroit-Bike-City/-/1719418/9421900/-/nxsnupz/-/index.html
Forum: Great Lakes 03-12-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By fishtoes2000
There is a super casual ride before the show....

There is a super casual ride before the show. Here are the details:

The Detroit Bikes Spring Training Ride V, Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10 AM start
Detroit Bikes is a Detroit Synergy project....
Forum: Great Lakes 03-11-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By fishtoes2000
Me too. I'll be manning the Michigan Trails and...

Me too. I'll be manning the Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition booth.
Forum: Great Lakes 02-25-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By fishtoes2000
Just hosted Jim for the past couple days in...

Just hosted Jim for the past couple days in Detroit. He has a presentation about bike tourism, the new Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, and more that you don't want to miss.

We had some good...
Forum: Great Lakes 02-22-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By fishtoes2000
Detroit Bike City - bicycle show and swap meeting - March 24rh

It's not my event, but I thought I'd share the information.

Detroit Bike City
Bicycle Show and Swap meet
March 24, 2012 from 10am until 6pm
at the Michigan Hall in Cobo Center

The web site...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-14-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,254
Posted By fishtoes2000
I think that is a great observation on the wider...

I think that is a great observation on the wider roads. I agree.

All new bikes lanes should have pavement markings with the double-chevrons pointing in the correct direction. Sometimes what people...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-14-12, 05:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,254
Posted By fishtoes2000
The city's adding more bike lanes in this area as...

The city's adding more bike lanes in this area as they make portions of Central and Dix into Complete Streets. We had a conversation with the city traffic engineers last night about wrong way riding....
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