New York….Chicago….Detroit??

During the last month I was in both NY and Chicago and while there I took full advantage of the public transportation available. In both cities you have the choice of taxi, bus, or subway (El in Chicago). I started to think why Detroit doesn’t have more choice for public transportation and whether or not it would even be considered in a city that is dubbed the auto capital of the world. Could it be politics that is holding Detroit back, or is it simply a lack of organization and funding?

2 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

    Do New York and Chicago have a ride as fun as the People Mover? It may not seem like much, but to those who live near it, the People Mover is a treasure to getting in and out of busy areas during crazy games or concerts. While it isn’t conventional or flexible for long distances it is quite useful.

  2. Scott (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 10:26 pm

    I agree that the people mover is convenient once you are downtown, but the people mover is not going to get suburbanites down to the city on a regular basis. Detroit needs this crucial segment to spend more money in the city, but I fear many are held back by the inconvenience of having to worry about navigating the many one ways, parking and drinking and driving.

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