Biking is not only eco-friendly, but it’s often the best way to get around Ann Arbor. Thanks to a partnership between My City Bikes and bike shops, Midwest Bike & Tandems and Transition Rack, ditching the car has never been easier. A new app, My City Bikes Ann Arbor, can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android devices with the best cycling routes organized into categories like quickest commute, best sightseeing, fitness rides, or just plain old fun. The app will also provide information on basic bike maintenance and advice from local biking experts, from shopping tips to up-to-date trail news. For more information about the app, or to download, visit mycitybikes.org/michigan.
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After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.