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Forum: Great Lakes
04-11-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By detroitjim

The Dequindre Cut is a non loop ...it gets a lot...

The Dequindre Cut is a non loop ...it gets a lot of attention.


Because this Greenway has a better neighborhood(and eatery) connection at its end, I'm thinking that it'll get an incredible...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By detroitjim

They finally broke ground on this...

They finally broke ground on this today(4-6-2022).2 1/2 years after it was announced. Six months after it was originally projected to be completed.
It's been renamed as well.....now it's the...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-11-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By detroitjim

Reroute of U.S. Bicycle Route 20 in Michigan

U.S. Bicycle Route 20 currently ends up in Marine City.
The route would have taken the Bluewater Ferry in Marine City to Sombra, Ontario, Canada, and then from there it would make its way to the...
03-11-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,914
Posted By detroitjim

I Suppose that ,depending on the settings of the...

I Suppose that ,depending on the settings of the monitor being used, someone may believe that both had white shirts on.
Those viewing on that same monitor might believe that they were seeing helmets...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-10-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 777
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Sterling Heights ITC Nonmotorized path

Just discovered this.
Hopefully this will be approved and constructed!!!

It could potentially be what breaks the ice to later extend it 8 miles to the south.
If that were to come to fruition, it...
03-08-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,914
Posted By detroitjim

2 bicycles collide, caught on Google Maps

Likely distracted when they recognized the mapping vehicle.
Looks as though neither rider was injured.

Neither rider wore helmets.
Rider #2(white shirt) had a rack but was carrying a bag on his...
03-07-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By detroitjim

Someone with a lot of time

Really cool! Particularly like the semi tractor engine brake sound effects. Fair representation of the Kenworth body style as well....
Forum: Great Lakes
01-19-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By detroitjim

No doubt ....What year is this ???? No sidewalks...

No doubt ....What year is this ???? No sidewalks in the urban areas of SE Michigan is disgraceful.



There are at least two spots that I ride that don't have ADA sidewalk ramps. Fortunately...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By detroitjim

RAISE/BUILD/TIGER Interactive map

Here's one for RAISE/BUILD/TIGER 2009-2021 Awarded Projects ...Entire US(not all cycling related)


https://www.transportation.gov/policy-initiatives/build/awards-2009-2020
...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:TAP SEMCOG Interactive map

Ever wonder what has happen or is happening with those SE Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program grants you heard about.
I did..... This is what I found.

Very Nice!!!

...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By detroitjim

St Clair Michigan New bike trail segment 2022

Just about a mile of new bike trail will be added to the Bridge to Bay Trail

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/445x357/stc_bp_db5dac31f44c9b3e92b258b3ed1d1a3adecdab12.jpg

...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By detroitjim

One of the local fish wraps just broke the story!...

One of the local fish wraps just broke the story!

Maybe the propagation delay is a good thing. Decision made ,funds appropriated before the anti's can stop it.
...
12-26-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By detroitjim

Truing a slightly pretzeled rim...Use your Head

At the very least,I've never seen this technique before.

https://www.itemfix.com/v?t=o81ba5
11-25-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By detroitjim

Advocating bread delivery using your bike . This...

Advocating bread delivery using your bike . This is one way to get it done.

This guy does it under extreme conditions. Ain't no reason why you couldn't.
11-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By detroitjim

Bread Delivery in Downtown Cairo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/243x231/bread_c345f465a12dc530b8c6079a543f671cf7c039b7.jpg

Who needs a van?

More than a few close calls in this minute and a half video.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-23-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 740
Posted By detroitjim

IL-IN-MI: Marquette Greenway project awarded $17.8M RAISE grant

A $17.8 million federal grant will help complete the final 17 segments of a 60-mile continuous trail (https://nirpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mgposterplanfinalside1.pdf) that connects Illinois,...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By detroitjim

Yup....When I drove the auto through there the...

Yup....When I drove the auto through there the first time it seemed a bit tight . I'm thinking that they need to put those plastic vertical blind type bollards (as in the photo in reply #5 of this...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By detroitjim

Here's what the original plan looked like. Must...

Here's what the original plan looked like. Must believe that nothing has changed ,other than the only portion being constructed is east of Schoenner.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-29-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Sterling/Red Run Drain Pathway

Just found out about this. Get the word out!!! As a previously proposed portion(*western most) of the same pathway was squashed by NIMBYs because the bicycling community wasn't made aware of the...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-16-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By detroitjim

This is all that I can find regarding an entry...

This is all that I can find regarding an entry fee. I've never seen anyone stop at the booth . Not sure that anyone bothers.
Maybe because they buy it when renewing their license plates??...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-14-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By detroitjim

Hadn't been to Belle Isle for about three months...

Hadn't been to Belle Isle for about three months . Went there there this past Sunday 10/9. Discovered in that time more of the trail has been added.
Only a short portion was added to where it...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,127
Posted By detroitjim

Read a lot of reports from folks that pedal the...

Read a lot of reports from folks that pedal the GAP/CO.

Nice to hear from some older mashers that don't have extensive experience touring or bicycling long distances..

Even better that they...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By detroitjim

"The provided map is a vision for the future and...

"The provided map is a vision for the future and depicts how we will connect Lake Huron to Lake Erie"

First line of the third paragraph on the map
Forum: Great Lakes
05-06-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By detroitjim

They've got a website now ...

They've got a website now


https://maps.semcog.org/GreatLakesWay/
Forum: Great Lakes
04-29-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By detroitjim

Thanks for the update!!

Thanks for the update!!
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by...

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by those tracks . That's why they want you to use parallel paths... Cass west of Woodward or John R east.

They were still constructing the line when...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for...

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for mid-spring 2021, Detroit to release framework planDetroit Chief Parks Planner Meagan Elliott expects the city to break ground on the first phase of its...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Great Lakes Way S. Lake Huron - W. Lake Erie

Great Lakes Moment: A Great Lakes Way stretching from southern Lake Huron through Western Lake Erie
The Eastern Seaboard has the Appalachian Trail, the Western Seaboard has the Pacific Rim Trail,...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By detroitjim

About as good as it gets. ...

About as good as it gets.


https://www.stclaircounty.org/offices/parks/forms/BTBTrailMap.pdf
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Marysville commits to building 3 more sections of bike trail

With grant support, Marysville commits to building three more sections of bike trail Goal: Close gap in county's trail systemThe Marysville City Council recently passed a resolution in support of a...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-02-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By detroitjim

Wondering .... that since it was warmer and drier...

Wondering .... that since it was warmer and drier than here ... did it seem to you that there was an abundance of pedal mashers taking advantage of the unseasonable weather on their pathways?
Forum: Northeast
03-01-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By detroitjim

Plans to extend Greenway Trail along Lake Ontario

Plan would extend Greenway Trail along Lake Ontario shore
The growing trail movement in Western New York is on the verge of growing some more.

Plans are afoot for a major expansion of the Niagara...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway land dispute

At least it doesn't effect phase 1. Wonder where they got this from???"finish in late 2021" .
That would be incredible!!! Wonder if the new betting parlors will take any action on their ...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-21-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By detroitjim

I'm with you man! Mentioned it at least four...

I'm with you man! Mentioned it at least four times in other posts. People that design this crapola,likely aren't bicyclists nor are they from the area.
The local community representatives that...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

?

Nowhere near the old arena.

https://detroitmi.gov/sites/detroitmi.localhost/files/2020-09/2020-0813%20Presentation%20Final%20Eng.pptx.pdf
Forum: Great Lakes
12-23-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By detroitjim

Ferndale MI Mobility Plan

Do you ride through Ferndale? Give them some input!!

FerndaleMoves.com — The City of Ferndale has released draft recommendations for their Ferndale Moves mobility plan update. They are seeking...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-19-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Proposed North Branch(Clinton River) Greenway

Just a proposal as of now . Looks like a great idea!!!

This was published in May this year(2020). It's the first I'm hearing of it. NOW is the time to get our bicycling community behind it!!!
...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Belle Isle Loop Trail

Eventually planned to circle the entire island .
Apparently reasons for building it is to have a place for pedestrians to be off the bike lane that is integral with the island roads....
Forum: Great Lakes
12-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Kalamazoo River Valley Trail news

"The trail is 99.9 percent complete, and highly utilized by a diverse group of people,"

All that's needed to complete the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (https://www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt/) is...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-09-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By detroitjim

Troy Mi: Sylvan Glen Lake Park trail open

It's short, only about 3/4 of a mile but It will eventually make a connection to other Troy parks.
Not really sure where they expect you to go once you get to Rochester road ??? 5 lanes ,posted...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah Man!!! South of 8 mile is not as bad(2nd ave...

Yeah Man!!! South of 8 mile is not as bad(2nd ave is an even better choice ) .
Once north of 8 ,the cycling risk on Woodward increases many fold.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By detroitjim

Righty-o..... Hardcore cyclists won't have a...

Righty-o..... Hardcore cyclists won't have a problem riding on Woodward. I've done it many times.
A beginner likely won't. Can't believe you will see families with children using it.
There are...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By detroitjim

I'm with you! Don't enjoy cycling anywhere...

I'm with you!

Don't enjoy cycling anywhere near semi tractor trailers or buses at all, either .

I always wonder if those tasked with creating bike lanes/paths are even cyclists. Am aware...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Metropark pass discount until end of 2020

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are offering discounted 2021 annual passes to their 13 Metroparks now until the end of the year.

Annual park passes will cost $35 and annual passes for seniors 62 and...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Sterling Heights&Beaumont Hospital Troy start new trail expans

This path probably would already be usable if it weren't for NIMBY"s!!!
From June 2019
https://www.candgnews.com/news/complaints-prompt-city-to-pause-hikebike-trail-work-113894


Sterling...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit suburbs: 2 Woodward corridor projects

These articles are from July and March 2020.

2 more projects expected to be finished in 2021

Pleasant Ridge starts it...Taking a lane on Woodward for us....
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By detroitjim

New trailhead : I-275 bike path Farmington Hills

Projected completion in 2021

Positive quote from FH councilmain
“It’s going to take time, but this is a great start to providing residents a great opportunity to go a little further than just...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-03-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

Cleanup work set to begin on next phase of the...

Cleanup work set to begin on next phase of the Joe Louis Greenway on city’s west side
Cleanup efforts are set to begin this month for a stretch of overgrown rail corridor once owned by Conrail and...
11-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By detroitjim

NYPD Victim-Blaming Wrongly Absolved Killer Trucker in 2019 — Video Proves it

Hopefully this injustice will be rectified.
Seems obvious that the CIS investigator needs some measure of sanctioning.

A Queens teenager(Mario Valenzuela) who was run down and killed by a truck...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By detroitjim

Virtual Public Meeting For the JLG SHARE YOUR...

Virtual Public Meeting For the JLG SHARE YOUR VISION FOR THE GREENWAY

Joe Louis Greenway Design Public Meeting 2

Thursday, October 29th, 6-8pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/join...
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