DRINKS x DESIGN: Equitable Mobility at Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Drinks x Design offers an opportunity for creative businesses throughout the city to open their doors and share their work with the public. Attendees come to meet new people, make connections, promote their creative endeavors and learn about other projects in their community.

Learn More at https://www.designcore.org/event-details/drinks-x-design-equitable-mobil...

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, 3019 Orleans St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA


About the event

Join us in the Dequindre Freight Yard for an outdoor edition of Drinks x Design! 


The final Drinks x Design of the 2024 season will feature Detroit-based organizations and individuals moving the needle in the Equitable Mobility space.



Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a predominately below-street level greenway that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street, just north of the riverfront. 


The urban recreational path first opened to the public in May of 2009. Through public, nonprofit and private partnerships—comprising the federal government, City of Detroit, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation— it now offers a pedestrian link between the East Riverfront, Eastern Market and several residential neighborhoods in between.


Well-known for its examples of urban artwork and graffiti, the greenway features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. 


Click here for a map of the Dequindre Cut Art Walk.



Tacos El Caballos 

Sedo's Ice Cream



Problematic Black Hottie


Participating Organizations:


League of Michigan Bicyclists -


LMB advocates for bicycle-friendly policies at the State Capitol; provides financial assistance to individuals and organizations with a shared mission; develops and promotes educational materials for bicyclists, motorists, engineers, and law enforcement; runs several annual multi-day cycling tours; and provides bicyclists with an annual ride calendar featuring statewide bicycling events.


Ford Design

Ford Design

"Ford Design is a diverse team united by a common goal. Our objective is to design products and services that people love and can't live without."


Orange Sparkle Ball 

Orange Sparkle Ball

Orange Sparkle Ball is an innovation and impact accelerator focused on moving public and private organizations’ initiatives forward. Sitting at the junction of research, technology, human-centered design, and organizational goals, Orange Sparkle Ball creates innovation programs that involve running data-driven pilots to demonstrate proof of the future state, creating multi-faceted stakeholder communication strategies, and developing environments that support progress toward key metrics.


Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

The DRFC is responsible for the establishment, improvement, operation, maintenance, security, programming and expansion of the Detroit RiverWalk and associated green spaces. Through its public/private partnerships, the DRFC works to support the development of the riverfront district and facilitate community access to the waterfront.


Motor City Self Auto Repair

Aiming to create & open a do-it-yourself space for Detroiters to maintain, repair and restore their vehicles with shared resources like a vehicle lift, oil drain and caddy, and other tools. Motor City Self Auto Repair will give residents and metro Detroiters a safe space for their own auto repair needs, while encouraging self-sufficiency and accessible transportation among neighbors, mechanics and others in the auto industry.


Pingree Detroit

Pingree Detroit

Pingree Detroit, founded in 2015, is a worker-owned, triple bottom line design and manufacturing cooperative that hand-makes footwear and home, pet, and fashion accessories in Detroit with leather and other materials upcycled from the auto industry and beyond.


Black Leaders of Detroit

Black Leaders of Detroit

Black Leaders Detroit is a nonprofit organization that practices equity in action. BLD is a funding vehicle for businesses and nonprofits of African descent. We achieve that by everyday people donating a dollar a week.


Joe Lewis Greenway

Joe Lewis Greenway

The Joe Louis Greenway Partnership is a 501c3 organization whose purpose is to make the Joe Louis Greenway a space that celebrates the strength and resilience of its surrounding communities through inclusive programming, ongoing beautification, and intentional community engagement.