Why did they cut the Dequindre Cut? What came first, Ford’s Highland Park plant or the railroad over Woodward? Are there really old railroad rails under those bumps on the road?
Great questions! Join Digging Detroit and special guest host Gatini Tinsley of the Oakland Press as she spends an afternoon with Todd Scott, the leader of the non-profit rails-to-trails effort, the Detroit Greenways Coalition (link) as he takes us on the historic sites of the future 23-mile bike loop around the city that will not only spur exercise but also commuter options and increased value in commercial and private property!
Special thanks to Paul Vial, to Brian Wilson of the Benson Ford Research Center and to Mark Bowden, Romie Minor and AJ Funchess of the DPL’s Burton Collection for some awesome photos of the past for this episode!
Guest host: Gatini Tinsley
Camera/Editing: Kevin Walsh
Sound: Pete Kalinski
Producers: Pete Kalinski, Thomas J. Reed, Jr.