The Motor City’s New Transportation Plan is a Breath of Fresh Air - StreetsBlog

September 12, 2018

 

The Motor City might have to change its nickname.

 

Detroit’s new five-year transportation plan [PDF] calls for a network of protected bike lanes on the city’s wide streets, intersection signals that give more time to pedestrians, and traffic calming measures such as speed bumps in residential areas and school zones

 

“The goal isn’t just to deliver better projects, but to build a better city, one where Detroiters’ opportunities are not limited by their choices for getting around,” Janette Sadik-Khan, the former NYC DOT Commissioner who created the plan with Bloomberg Associates, told Curbed.

 

Getting around has long been a problem in the city built for — and by — the automobile.

 

Detroit has the highest pedestrian death rate of U.S. large cities, the Detroit Free Press reported, and its transit system is, arguably, the worst of any major city in the country (though voters get some of the blame there, narrowly defeating a ballot measure in 2016 that would have greatly expanded transit across the region).

 

Click here to read the full article: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/09/11/the-motor-citys-new-transportation-plan-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air/

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