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Detroit Light Rail Project meeting

Postby Mr. Bojangles » August 4th, 2010, 8:34 am

Considine Little Rock Family Life Center
8904 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-1821

Aug. 14

I was reading the news and came across this article. Are any MMBA reps going to this public meeting? I would like to go and then maybe grab a bite to eat in the 'D' or go for an urban ride. I think this would be a great step to show the city and other developers that a bike path would be a nice feature along side the rail project....

Any thoughts?

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Re: Detroit Light Rail Project meeting

Postby chris_f » August 13th, 2010, 1:47 pm

I'll be there, and I believe one of our partners from MTGA will be there too, and I'll be sure to look out for cyclists' interests as well. So far, everything I've heard from project sponsors, planners and consultants is that bikes will be welcome on the trains.

Since part of this project is also to redevelop the infrastructure along Woodward, bike lanes have been under consideration, and are part of the City of Detroit's recently-approved Non-Motorized Plan. The great thing about Woodward is that heavy traffic was diverted to 75 and the Lodge long ago, and so there is plenty of room on the 7-9 lanes for light rail, stations, bike lanes, parking and car lanes. (And it used to have streetcars, cars and bikes years ago.) ... il-meeting ... d0147.aspx

Nearby, there has been talk of a bike path along Canadian National railroad corridor, using the rail-with-trail model. ... -royal-oak
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Re: Detroit Light Rail Project meeting

Postby ibisman » October 13th, 2010, 7:15 pm

Talk about a "bridge" to no where. Leave it to liberals to find more ways to spend money on dumb *beep*. Geez.
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Re: Detroit Light Rail Project meeting

Postby Roy » October 14th, 2010, 6:53 am

This project has been around since 1960's. It was not viable then and it is a lot less viable now. The big draw to the city are Rensen and Cobo. Resen is on its 3rd or 4th bankruptcy and Cobo is a dump. Just as soon as Government Motors turns back to GM, it will retreat to Warren. Tour busses are able to cart the few fools to the casinos who want help redistribute their wealth.
If you are in Birmingham, why would want to get on a train and go to down town Detroit? If you are more then a mile or two off of Woodward you would need vehicular transport to Woodward!
The French "spokes of a wheel" city street plan precluded public transportation over 200 years ago.

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Re: Detroit Light Rail Project meeting

Postby Scotty » October 19th, 2010, 2:17 pm

That's funny, cause the French cities that have street plans like that all have extensive public transportation. Didn't seem to preclude them any.
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