Arbor Update

Ann Arbor Area Community News

Sidewalks, Not Freeways

17. June 2004 • Scott Trudeau
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The Metro Times (Detroit’s alternative weekly paper) has a great feature this week titled Driven to destruction. It discusses the many positive developments in the city recently, including increasing average income, decreases in the numbers of children living in poverty and the growing influx of talented young people. It juxtaposes the plans to expand Detroit’s freeways and its drive-in/drive-out urban “renewal” strategies with other approaches having positive impacts in the city (and other cities) and the proposed rail line between Detroit, the airport and Ann Arbor.