August 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

Meetings scheduled to discuss east side bike lanes

Detroit Two community organizations in Detroit are seeking public input on bike lane plans.

An overview of striping plans for Jefferson Avenue will be presented from 1-3 p.m. Monday at Jefferson East, Inc. An open house featuring graphics on the plans is scheduled from 6-8 p.m.

Jefferson East and the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative are developing a striping plan to incorporate bike lanes along a stretch of Jefferson Avenue and connect them to the 9-mile-long Conner Creek Greenway.

The groups are involved in revitalizing the citys east side.

The Detroit RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut are also on the east side and are popular with bicyclists. The Greenlink Project, a series of bike lanes stretching 16 miles, opened in 2011 in Southwest Detroit.