detroit-deqcut-walkway.jpgAn abandoned depressed former rail line, , officially opened to the public this week as a 1.2-mile biking and walking path and a vision of what Detroit may one day offer throughout the city.

The Dequindre Cut is the latest in a growing network of greenways — nonmotorized community links — that eventually could encompass 100 miles of such trails throughout Detroit.

The president of the nonprofit Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, said the Dequindre Cut’s opening shows reason for hope in Detroit. “Many people didn’t think it would happen. It has,” she said.

(Continue reading in the Detroit Free-Press)


  1. I am so happy about this! I remember going on a walk last year and finding this project. I wish it were miles longer ! But this gives hope and helps people visualize what Detroit could be. I love it!

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