Detroit addresses mobility issues for residents, visitors, employers

DETROIT - Detroit is addressing mobility issues faced by the residents, visitors and employers within the city.
Representatives from Detroit, the state of Michigan and the business and nonprofit sectors have come together to better understand the challenges residents face getting around Detroit. The Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative is looking for solutions to fix this problem within the city. After interviewing Detroiters, they identified four key areas that need to be addressed:
  • Neighborhood Mobility – improving mobility offerings for Detroit residents using public transit to get to work and health care services. 
  • Downtown Accessibility – improving traffic conditions and parking offerings for Detroit residents looking for affordable and convenient parking close to home and Detroit employees who commute to the city for work or major events. 
  • Traffic Safety – reduce the number of traffic injuries and fatalities for Detroit pedestrians, bikers, drivers and riders. 
  • Electric Vehicle Utilization and Education – optimize the utilization of existing EV infrastructure and educate about EV.
Partners in the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative include: Detroit, PlanetM/Michigan Economic Development Corp., General Motors, Lear Corp., DTE Energy, Bedrock Detroit, Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund, New Economy Initiative, The Boston Consulting Group and BCG Digital Ventures.


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