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Forum: Great Lakes
10-22-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway 1st segment ribbon cutting

8053 Joy rd 10an-noon

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On Oct. 29, the Joe Louis Greenway will have its first...
10-20-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By detroitjim

The new format is Just plain RUBBISH……if you...

The new format is Just plain RUBBISH……if you click on the BF banner it takes you to this trending nonsense. Same thing happens when your in a tread and click home. Why not give logged in users the...
10-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,832
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah Man! I've mentioned several times in posts...

Yeah Man! I've mentioned several times in posts on Bike Forum that it's apparent that those who design/approve bike route/lanes are NOT cyclists.
10-07-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,832
Posted By detroitjim

3 Reasons People Don’t Bike That Policymakers Should Pay Attention To

3 Reasons People Don’t Bike That Policymakers Should Pay Attention ToIn perhaps the most comprehensive literature review (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01441647.2022.2113570) on the...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-07-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By detroitjim

Ferndale Mi:Woodward Moves Project to start

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The Woodward Moves project is scheduled to start this month 10/2022
The...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By detroitjim

The second phase of the trail construction began...

The second phase of the trail construction began Friday. Crews are now working on the half-mile section of a recreational loop from Fullerton to Grand River, otherwise known as the second major leg...
03-08-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,371
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...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
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: 1,286
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: 1,456
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

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Forum: Great Lakes
01-09-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,905
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: 420
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
Forum: Great Lakes
10-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,905
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
10-16-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
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: 2,744
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: Great Lakes
04-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
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: 1,510
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: 837
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
03-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
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
12-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
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: 1,299
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: 641
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
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
11-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
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, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
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
11-03-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
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...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,866
Posted By detroitjim

Just seems odd that someone would refer to...

Just seems odd that someone would refer to equipment they are using as "obsolete".
I'd speculate that a lot tourers are pedaling bicycles that are no longer made. Can only imagine the looks you...
10-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,547
Posted By detroitjim

Beware of the Sign ...

Beware of the Sign
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Forum: Great Lakes
10-01-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By detroitjim

New safety path to connect Silverbell, Gallagher roads to Paint Creek Trail

New safety path to connect Silverbell, Gallagher roads to Paint Creek TrailBy: Mary Beth Almond (https://www.candgnews.com/reporterbio/mary-beth-almond) | Rochester Post...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,896
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit: May Creek Greenway Update April 2022

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Looks like a nice complement to the Riverwalk!
Wonder if it'll be done before the GH...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-31-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit: Joe Louis Greenway News

Its a start. When they originally announced it SEVEN years ago I was hoping that the entire Greenway would be completed by now!
Hopefully we'll be able to ride on the portion between E.McNichols and...
07-27-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By detroitjim

Bike Thief gets owned

No real violence ...just a tackle.

Not Safe For Work

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=UkgB_1595798571
Forum: Great Lakes
06-12-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,566
Posted By detroitjim

I have a few but haven't had the opportunity to...

I have a few but haven't had the opportunity to mash them. They range from 62 to 73 miles. Those mileages seem like something I'd be capable of doing in one day.

The starting point is near...
04-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By detroitjim

France offers subsidy to tempt lockdown cyclists

*******Checked the forum for posts on the same subject.Were none. Got interrupted by a phone call while composing this thread .
After posting discovered that moments before a similar thread was...
04-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By detroitjim

Three weeks after OP. A little progress. ...

Three weeks after OP. A little progress.



https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2020/04/14/whats-this-nypd-starts-limited-action-against-speeders/
There's this as well

Mayor Triples Down on His...
03-25-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By detroitjim

Tell me why I'm not surprised. A lot of my...

Tell me why I'm not surprised.
A lot of my people are saying the same thing. Unfortunately, it'll probably get a whole lot worse .

Just found this.

Statistics Show Speeding is Out of Control...
03-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,312
Posted By detroitjim

NYPD: Bike Injuries Are Up 43 Percent During Coronavirus Crisis

After urging people to bicycle to work New York's mayor didn't do anything to increase space for cyclist and still won't!

According to NYPD data...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By detroitjim

Easy to start ...ehh

That's the first thing I noticed!!! Betting that'll be causing intense numbness.

20 miles to start??? After 46 years of not cycling. Don't know what your fitness level is but muscles used...
03-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By detroitjim

NYC drivers mow down bike lane bollards

NYC drivers mow down bike lane bollards. Took them less than 48 hours after installation.
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