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To access the Grosse Ile portion of the Downriver Linked Greenways Trail, pedestrians and bicyclists should be aware of the lack of pathways on either side of Grosse Ile Parkway, and the small sidewalk passage that exist on the Grosse Ile Parkway bridge.
Need to Know
The path changes from side to mix use path throughout trail. There are some areas in which there are gaps where only the shoulder of the road exist. The Downriver Links Greenways Initiative is working to fill in these gaps, bring more consistency throughout the trail and supply amenities to trail users.
The Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative (DLGI) has been working on a regional non-motorized system of trails to connect 21 Downriver Detroit communities and link out to a rapidly-forming regional and statewide system trail system. DLGI makes its connections to the City of Detroit and along adjacent waterways through the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail, connecting local parks to the emerging regional and statewide network. The effort to produce a functioning and coordinated non-motorized land trail systems is an essential factor in the quality of life for Downriver communities. In addition, this non-motorized trail systems is helping to spur new economic development opportunities and leverage and connect the region’s natural and cultural resources.
DLGI is also an integral part of the Iron Belle Trail, a state-wide initiative being led by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) in conjunction with a significant number of partners and local agencies. The intent of the Iron Belle is to link the wealth of natural and cultural resources in the state via two routes – a over 2,000 mile hiking route and a biking route connecting Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula. The proposed hiking route heads south from Detroit, where it joins up with the Downriver Linked Greenways, through 10 Downriver communities, before connecting with trails leading to the Border to Border Trail and eventually Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula.
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