Embracing the Motor City

In a similar vein to my NYC to Detroit post, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be home. I was excited to climb into my car that was loyally waiting for me when I flew into Metro Airport. I do hope that I do not make enemies with the friends of public transportation, but I love that in this city we can still use cars efficiently. I think a city needs a good mix of public transportation to compliment its road traffic which consists of those who choose to be in a city and still want to drive, those who wish to be free of a vehicle, tourists, and those who must drive for work (postal service, deliveries, etc.). Either way, there is a certain serenity and thrill in being able to drive down 94 on a beautiful summer day – just you, the road, and your music.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:27 am

    I agree with you 100%. I have to say, one of the best things about living in Metro Detroit is the relative ease of automotive transportation. With the exception of certain patches during rush hour, navigating through Metro Detroit is pretty easy and quick. Even during rush hour I can get from my home in Grosse Pointe to my office in Livonia in about 30 minutes. Try that in Chicago or NY.

    Try driving through Chicago, NYC, LA, Houston, Northern California, or any other major city and you’ll see how nice driving in Detroit is.


  2. Tom (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    Also, Wendy and I are going to NYC next month. Any suggestions of stuff we should check out?


  3. Anonymous (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 11:06 pm

    Try driving through Chicago, NYC, LA, Houston, Northern California, or any other major city and you’ll see how nice driving in Detroit is.

    Posted by: Tom at April 19, 2007 11:27 AM

    I have a feeling you have never lived outside of Michigan enough to know that driving in Detroit is not really “nice”. While traffic in the larger cities you mention are plain crazy, and although I have never driven in Houston, (but Dallas wasn’t too bad) I did live in Northern California for awhile and it was a lot better than Detroit. (Oregon is even better)Especially when it comes to scenery, and no potholes! Although I am proud to be from Detroit, I miss the mountains of the west…and the friendlier attitude.



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