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  1. 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...
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    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 --...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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    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
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    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...
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    GVLaker09, The People for Palmer Park have a...

    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...
  9. 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....
  10. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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:...
  15. 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.

    There are some great shots of our bike...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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....
  21. Me too. I'll be manning the Michigan Trails and...

    Me too. I'll be manning the Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition booth.
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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