Thanks, Supergay! + City Council Hearing

Our charming, articulate, well-dressed friend Supergay Detroit has put together a slate (how '08 of him!) for the annual Metro Times Best of Detroit contest. And (swoon) Wheelhouse made it not once, but twice! What lucky girls are we! And, by the way, we support the whole darn slate. It's comprised of some of the best indie stores and services Detroit has to offer. So vote often, vote Supergay! On Monday, the Detroit City Council's Public Health and Safety Committee will be discussing the Detroit Non-Motorized Transportation Master Plan. This plan has never been brought before City Council for their approval -- a necessary step before groups like MDOT will recognize and help implement the plan.

When: Monday, September 8th at 11:15 AM

Where: City Council, 13th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Jefferson at Woodward

This plan takes inventory of the many cycling destinations across Detroit, including parks, schools, cultural centers, recreational centers, etc. It looks at how to best connect them with a network of on- and off-road bike facilities — trails, bike lanes and shared signed routes. The plan calls for nearly 400 miles of bikes lanes across the City of Detroit that could be implemented during normal road maintenance by simply re-striping existing roads. The authors of the plan, Giffels-Webster will be there to give a presentation on it. The city's Traffic Engineering Division, the city department that is ultimately responsible for implementing this plan, will be at the meeting as well. Public comment from cyclists, walkers, and other residents are needed to voice their support for this plan!

If you want to be certain the meeting is still on as scheduled, call the Office of the City Clerk at 313-224-3266.

Thanks to Todd Scott of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance for keeping us informed about important stuff like this.