Green Interstate Explores

We took U.S. 12 from outside Chicago and headed east toward Detroit.

Where U.S. Route 12 begins through Michigan was once a trail traveled by First People's, then it became the state's first paved road. It stretches 212 miles from Detroit through the state, connecting 25 charming towns, each about twelve miles apart.

We explored venues at the eastern tip of U.S. 12, in Detroit, Michigan.

Founder of the green interstate movement, Dean Adams Curtis, was interviewed for this 2009 Time magazine piece examining the concept.

The first statewide planning meeting for a green interstate segment was held in the above barn, located in Saline, a town in Michigan along U.S. 12.