Tag Archives: bike trails

Freezeways: Cutting-edge planning for Winter Cities


Atlanta’s ambitious and impressive Belt Line was fostered by a thesis project. Now, comes the Freezeway, a bold theorem by University of British Columbia graduate student Matt Gibbs, which proposes to convert some of Edmonton, Alberta’s bike trails into linear commuter/recreational … Continue reading

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A cut above – Detroit’s Dequindre Cut


For those out there that think Detroit’s a lost cause, the magnificent Dequindre Cut Greenway is an example of why you are wrong. Constructed along an abandoned below-grade rail corridor, the 1.35 mile greenway links some of Detroit’s coolest features … Continue reading

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Incredible Dutch bicycling bridges


Above and below are a series of images of a few of the most spectacular and inspiring bicycle bridges you will ever see on this planet. All of them are located or proposed in the Netherlands – home of windmills, … Continue reading

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Let the good word on bicycles be heard!


This graphic shown below was produced by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and pretty much says it all about the benefits of bicycling to the State of Michigan.  Similar examples can be found nationwide and across the globe. Wednesday, May 22nd … Continue reading

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One ‘trail’ blazing small town


Delphi, Indiana and local volunteers with the Carroll County Wabash and Erie Canal, Inc. have done an amazing job enhancing their community’s assets. Not only does Delphi have some of the best terrain and natural vistas in Indiana, loads of historic sites, … Continue reading

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A pedaler’s and pedestrian’s paradise


Saturday morning of the 4th of July holiday weekend found a co-worker and I riding our bikes along a new multi-mile segment of the Lansing River Trail. This new Sycamore Creek branch of the trail meanders approximately 2.5 miles from … Continue reading

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