According to an article in the Detroit Free Press "The bike lanes are part of a larger greenways effort in southeast Michigan, supported by groups including the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Kresge Foundation, to create a system of non-motorized community links that tie together neighborhoods, parks and other amenities through pedestrian and bike paths."
Click here to read more of the Detroit Free Press article.
It seems a lot of unlikely places are dragging out their outdated long range tranportation plans and reworking them to include bike lanes.
Click here to read about Dallas.
And even Abu Dhabi is getting in on the act:
I guess we all want to be cool like NYC...