Border-to-Border Trail

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Border to Border trail
Route within
Washtenaw County, Michigan
Startpoint Livingston County
Endpoint Wayne County
(distances in miles)
  A 00.00Livingston County
  B 01.70Dexter Township
  C 03.00Dexter Township
 C1 07.70Dexter Township
C2B 09.80Dexter Township
C2A 12.80Village of Dexter
 D1 13.05Village of Dexter
 D2 14.45Scio Township
  E 17.35Scio Township
  F 18.35Scio Township
  G 19.85City of Ann Arbor
  H 22.05City of Ann Arbor
 H? 25.50City of Ann Arbor
  I 25.50City of Ann Arbor
  J 28.50Ann Arbor Township
 J? 31.00??
  K 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 K1 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 K2 33.50City of Ypsilanti
  L 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 L? 33.50City of Ypsilanti
 L1 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 L? 33.50??
 L? 33.50City of Ypsilanti
  M 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 M1 33.50Ypsilanti Township
 M2 35.00Wayne County

The Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles (56 km) from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.[1]

In thirteen segments from A to M, it will link Huron-Clinton Metroparks with Dexter Township, the Village of Dexter, Scio Township, the City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Ypsilanti Township, and the City of Ypsilanti. Segment A is located on the Livingston County border to the north-west and M on the Wayne County border in the south-east. The trail is being developed in sub-segments (e.g. C1 and C2 make up part of C). As each segment is developed, there are sometimes refinements to the actual path. In the interest of continuity, parts of the current trail do not reflect the planned final route, but use existing surface streets until the final trail can be constructed.

Overview[edit]

  • Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Greenway Updated
  • Friends of the Border to Border Trail
  • ArborWiki write-up of B2B Trail
  • Trail Link write-up of B2B Trail

Planning[edit]

  • 2006 Washtenaw County Non-Motorized Plan
  • Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2010-2014, see Chapter G and Appendix D in particular
  • 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan for Washtenaw County
  • Water Street Trail Project

Minutes and agendas[edit]

Border-to Border Trail marker, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus
  • Board Packet for Huron-Clinton Metroparks that discusses proposed River Terrace Trail
  • Board Packet for Huron-Clinton Metroparks that notice of approval of proposed River Terrace Trail
  • Board Minutes for Huron-Clinton Metroparks that note project costs and proposed funding sources for segment C2
  • Board Minutes for Washtenaw Parks and Recreation Commission that note approval of funding for segment C2
  • Board Minutes for Washtenaw Parks and Recreation Commission that note updated approval of funding for segment M1 and M2

Construction[edit]

Delays[edit]

Route[edit]

On 24 September 2010, part of the border-to-border route in Ypsilanti was opened for access to the public. This temporary route, constructed using crushed-concrete, extends from Michigan Avenue Bridge, over the Huron River to Park Street.[2] Friends of the Border-to-Border trail called it "almost an urban wilderness".

Maps[edit]

  • The whole 35-mile (56 km) planned Border-to-Border route, segments A to M, is from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River.[3]
  • Segment C is a 2-mile (3.2 km) routed proposed north from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark.[4]
  • Map of proposed routing through Scio Township on page 30 and 31
  • City of Ann Arbor Bike Map
  • B2B Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: Eastern Ann Arbor to Washtenaw–Wayne County line
  • Map of proposed Water Street Trail Project

Friends Of The Border To Border Trail[edit]

Mailing lists[edit]

Media[edit]

  • Annarbor.com article on Dexter area plans
  • 2005 Update on B2B trail
  • Friends of the B2B Trail Fall 2009 Newsletter

The trail[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Trail through Water Street property in Ypsilanti ready for citizen use" (Press release). Ann Abor community site. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission (pdf). Border to Border Trail Segments A to M locator map (Map) (2008 ed.). Section A to M. http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation/greenways/maps/complete-trail. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Westridge association (pdf). Hudson Mills Metropark: Phase 2 hike / bike trail development (Map) (August 11 2008 ed.). Section Preliminary Dexter link layout. http://westridgeassociation.org/20081208152406710.pdf. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Border to Border Trail Planning Maps". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 
  6. ^ "Border to Border Trail Planning Maps". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 
  7. ^ "Border to Border Trail Planning Maps". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 
  8. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  9. ^ Lisa Carolin (August 28, 2010). "Work to begin on border-to-border trail section in Dexter". Annarbor.com. 
  10. ^ Lisa Carolin (August 28, 2010). "Work to begin on border-to-border trail section in Dexter". Annarbor.com. 
  11. ^ Gregory J. Almas, ed. (August 12, 2010). "MINUTES BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING HURON-CLINTON METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY" (PDF). Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. p. 4. 
  12. ^ "WASHTENAW COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2010 - 2014 Appendix D – Capital Improvement Program for Parks" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. p. 143. 
  13. ^ "WASHTENAW COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2010 - 2014 Appendix D – Capital Improvement Program for Parks" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. p. 143. 
  14. ^ "SCIO TOWNSHIP PARK, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN" (PDF). Scio Township Board of Trustees. February 2008. p. 31. 
  15. ^ "SCIO TOWNSHIP PARK, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN" (PDF). Scio Township Board of Trustees. February 2008. p. 31. 
  16. ^ "SCIO TOWNSHIP PARK, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN" (PDF). Scio Township Board of Trustees. February 2008. p. 31. 
  17. ^ "City of Ann Arbor Bikeway System" (PDF). Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department. p. 1. 
  18. ^ "CITY OF ANN ARBOR FY2011–2016 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN (CIP) (Adjustments to FY2010–2015 CIP)" (PDF). City of Ann Arbor. 2010. p. 2 of ExistingApprovedCombined.pdf. 
  19. ^ "City of Ann Arbor Bikeway System" (PDF). Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department. p. 1. 
  20. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  21. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  22. ^ "Border-to-Border Trail: Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: East Ann Arbor to Washtenaw/Wayne County Line" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 3. 
  23. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  24. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  25. ^ "Border-to-Border Trail: Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: East Ann Arbor to Washtenaw/Wayne County Line" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 3. 
  26. ^ Bob Krzewinski (Spring 2010). "Friends of the Border to Border Trail Spring 2010 Newsletter" (DOC). Friends of the Border to Border Trail. p. 2. 
  27. ^ "Border-to-Border Trail: Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: East Ann Arbor to Washtenaw/Wayne County Line" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 3. 
  28. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  29. ^ "Greenway Update -- Official Website of Washtenaw County, MI". Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. 2010. 
  30. ^ Annarbor.com staff (September 24, 2010). "Trail through Water Street property in Ypsilanti ready for citizen use". Annarbor.com. 
  31. ^ "Border-to-Border Trail: Trail Map: Ypsilanti Area: East Ann Arbor to Washtenaw/Wayne County Line" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 3. 
  32. ^ Jimmie Maggard, ed. (July 13, 2010). "Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes of Meeting" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 5. 
  33. ^ Jimmie Maggard, ed. (July 13, 2010). "Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission Minutes of Meeting" (PDF). Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. p. 5. 

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