Joe Louis Greenway Framework Consultant Team Selected

The idea for the Joe Louis Greenway has been more than 15 years in the making, with partners ranging from community leaders to nonprofits, such as the Detroit Greenways Coalition, and foundations, such as the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. Named after legendary boxer and Detroiter, the Greenway is a 31.5-mile recreational pathway that will connect parks and neighborhoods across the city, allowing residents to travel safely from 8 Mile to the riverfront, all without a car. The Greenway project will be a combination of new trails, on-street protected bike lanes, and links to existing trails like the Dequindre Cut and the Riverfront, providing a safe and efficient loop around the city.