PEA Group assisted the Downriver Linked Greenways and Friends of the Detroit River with developing plans to complete the Downriver Linked Greenway segment of the Iron Belle Trail.
PEA Group develop elaborate designs for two separate gateway features highlighting the north and south terminus points of the Downriver Linked Greenways. Our team completed a gap analysis of the project in the City of Detroit. Additionally, our team completed a safety analysis of intersections and gaps along over 20 miles of the route and worked with key stakeholders to establish the parameters for the design features, then created a series of form studies, concept sketches, and graphics aimed at gathering input from additional community stakeholders. The PEA Group design team refined the concepts and developed solutions for each location that were unifying in character but pertained to unique details suited to their distinct site context. Design solutions included several miles of a new pathway that will provide a key connection into Grosse Ile, decorative crosswalks, new wayfinding features, new pedestrian traffic lights, and branded site amenities such as seating, bike racks, and other support elements.
The project is ongoing and the scope includes developing construction drawings and performing construction administration.