After years of dreaming, a bike trail is now in the works

After many years of talking and even sometimes arguing (in Hamtramck, can you imagine that?), the city is on course to install a bike/hiking trail.
The trail, officially called the Joe Louis Greenway, will wind about 27 miles through Hamtramck, Detroit, Dearborn and Highland Park in one big circle.
The concept of a bike trail first appeared at least 20 years ago when Preserve Our Parks, an organization that is no longer active, proposed hooking up with Detroit’s Dequindre Cut.
The ride to get where we are at now was bumpy, but was stalled mainly for one reason: funding.
That funding is now in place to complete the Joe Louis Greenway.
Unfortunately, as it commonly is with government, it’s going to take about 10 years to totally complete the trail in all four cities.
The main goal of this trail is to get people walking or biking as a way to improve our health, and also stimulate visitors to shop in all of the communities.
Hamtramck could use all the help it can get in attracting more people here.
In the meantime, it took a lot of work and dedication by many people to see this project get through – and for that we say “thank you.”
Posted Sept. 30, 2022

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