Royal Oak is in need of a cycling and walking plan, and has hired a Chicago firm to do just that.
In an effort to promote safety and improve the walkability of the town, Royal Oak has approved $34,000 in grant money for a plan to provide safer street access to city cyclists and to improve connections.
Some cyclists have already begun organizing progressive bike and dine tours in the city and in nearby Berkley. The most recent event, held October 21st, suggested appetizers at Amici’s Pizza in Berkley, an entree at the Royal Oak Brewery, and dessert at Prontos, Royal Oak. After-dinner drinks were suggested at Lily’s.
While enjoying good company and food is part of the goal, the ride is intended to promote the policies Royal Oak and Berkley are already developing, as well as demonstrate the great dining experiences offered in suburban Detroit.
Jennifer Chambers, “Cities focus on cyclists’ safety” The Detroit News
HometownLife.com, “Easy riders: Cyclists to dine in Berkley, Royal Oak on tour”