Grosse Ile Township has added a critical east-west connector for non-motorized travel on the north end of the Island.
The Horsemill Road bikepath, situated between Meridian Road and Parke Lane, facilitates safe resident access to the Meridian Road bikepath, which is the main north-south artery for non-motorized traffic.
The Wildlife Sanctuary at Thorofare Road is now easily and safely accessible, as are neighborhoods and churches on either side of the Thorofare Canal.
Bikepaths are widely recognized as adding significant value to communities by connecting "people-to-people" and "people-to-assets". They are key components in active communities, positive influences upon retail/commercial Districts, and can have appreciable impact upon property values within 1000 feet.
The bikepath will be formally opened with a 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 29 public ribbon-cutting Ceremony at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church (7925 Horsemill Road).
The public is invited to attend, and encouraged to bike, walk or jog there! Refreshments and cookies will be served, courtesy of the GIPC.
The Horsemill Bikepath has become a reality through the diligent efforts of the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Commission: Brian Pawlik (Chair), Wally Pociask (Board Liaison), Robb Albrecht, Erin Himmelspach, Jane Fijal, Alan Valiquette and Gary Bailey.
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