The Wayne County Parks Division will host a virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 to introduce its Connecting the Rouge project and advance community engagement around goals and priorities.
Connecting the Rouge is a regional non-motorized planning study initiated by Wayne County Parks and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. The purpose of the study is to develop a community-driven Framework Plan that will identify and recommend pedestrian and bicycle linkages between neighborhoods, communities, jobs, commercial areas, and destinations along the Main, Upper, Middle and Lower branches of the Rouge River.
Ultimately, this will serve as a non-motorized connection with other regional trails including the Downriver Linked Greenways, Iron Belle Trail, I-275 Metro Trail, and the Joe Louis Greenway. The framework plan will define and prioritize projects and phasing in meaningful ways that connect the region and spur economic growth.
To participate, go to the project website, www.connectingtherouge.org, for the meeting invitation. The meeting also will be streamed live on the Wayne County Parks Facebook page.