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Bicycles-Only ‘Freeway’ Opens In Detroit

by Pat Coate | May 26, 2009

In Motor City, land of disused structures, an overgrown old rail line has been excavated and turned into a spanking new bike thoroughfare.

The Dequindre Cut, as the route is called, is only 1.2 miles long, but it is seen as an early section of a planned 100-mile network of greenways that might eventually make Detroit less horribly tragic and depressing than it is today -- a city defined by “open spaces” instead of “abject abandonment.”

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