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by on April 26, 2019
Original Source: David Sands @ DETROIT — Residents of Northwest Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood will soon have a brand new greenway to complement Ella #FitzgeraldPark, which was set up there last year. For Stephanie Harbin, President of the San Juan Block Club, the upcoming Ella #FitzgeraldGreenway is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. "It's a positive thing. It beautifies the neighborhood and is adding more to make the community more sociable," she says. "We're glad...
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by on April 26, 2019
ROYAL OAK — The city commission has approved moving forward with the installation of the proposed north-south bicycle route for the city. The Engineering Division, along with the advisement of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Subcommittee, has been working on a north-south bicycle route along Washington Avenue and Main Street with Euclid Avenue serving as a connector between the two. Currently Washington Avenue and Main Street have two lanes traveling north and two lanes traveling south. The p...
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by on April 19, 2019
BERKLEY — A 1-mile stretch of Coolidge Highway is expected to be restriped soon. The Coolidge Highway restriping and lane reduction project, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads, originally was expected to begin Wednesday, April 17, but a weather delay forced officials to move the start date to either April 23 or 24. The work will include restriping that will reduce the lanes from four to two with a new middle left-turn lane. #BikeLanes and additional parking in the street also will be added ...
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by on April 1, 2019
The national surge in bicycling since 1995 may have more to do with healthy hips than with hipsters. Biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are soaring, an analysis of federal data shows. New trips by seniors account for 22 percent of the nation’s growth in adult biking. And because biking among children is actually falling, these seniors’ new trips are equivalent to more than a third of the overall gain in biking. Source: National Household Travel Survey. Vertical sca...
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by on April 1, 2019
ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak may be known as a youthful city, but it's doing its part now to make sure its older residents are comfortable. More than 25 percent of Royal Oak residents will be age 60 or older by 2030. As the population ages, the city wants to ensure that policies and community amenities, such as housing, transportation, and healthcare are senior friendly. "As we address these issues, we want to make sure our community continues to be a place where people of all ages want to live, ...
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