Just in time for spring, the greener side of the Motor City is getting some love from the travel section of the Chicago Tribune.
Freelance contributor Dana McMahon shines a spotlight on Detroit's expanding network of bike paths and vibrant urban garden scene to highlight the city's growing attraction as an urban oasis for green-minded travelers.
It is an all-too-brief rundown of names Detroiters know well - bike rentals and tours from Wheelhouse Detroit, the Monday night tradition of Slow Roll, a stroll through the controversial Hantz Farms Woodlands, and volunteer opportunities with Greening of Detroit. Throw in a couple of references to the thriving local food scene, viewed through the lens of places like Eastern Market, Rose’s Fine Foods, and Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, and it is a respectable round-up of the bigger names in Detroit’s green scene.
The article is a well-timed look at the grassroots changes in the city, coming just a few weeks ahead of the ribbon cutting for the newly completed sections of the Dequindre Cut bike path.