1. Staying Connected
What are the best ways for the Office of Sustainability to stay connected with Detroiters?

Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

The incinerator spews bad odors and emits pollution. Time to end incineration of our trash and set goals for waste reduction! Detroit can do this, we just need to set out minds to it.

I agree! It’s the little steps that ultimately get you to the larger goals... I would love to see some kind of neighborhood pilot for composting.

I would love to see us work together more as communities. Where Block Clubs come together. Breaking down the barriers of East Side, West Side, City, Suburbs.
Ultimately I think we all want the same... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

The bus stop in front of the Coleman A Young Municipal Building could use an overhaul. It is a huge transfer point for both suburban & city buses yet there is no information, maps, time tables or amenities... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

I would really love it if Detroit would legalize the keeping of small livestock...chickens and goats specifically. We live an area where most houses are considerably spaced...there are already many urban... Read more

I totally agree with Nicky's comment. We need an animal ordinance in Detroit that will allow for reasonable, sustainable keeping of farm animals. In my experience of keeping 5-6 chickens, before Detroit... Read more

The problem here is how City planning commission staff, city councilman Tate in D1, Stephanie Young in D1 department of neighborhoods, Brightmoor Alliance, Neighbors building Brightmoor, Detroit land bank,... Read more

What does sustainability mean to you?

I agree transparency matters, and I was as surprised as you when I found out that we were the Brightmoor Farmway and was a bit taken aback especially since... Read more

We need funding. Is anything going to be different regarding the funding of transit? Being included in the sustainability plan does not fund it. We know it's necessary but the city and region refuse to... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

Accessibility to healthy food. Community energy production (I.e solar)

Mobility is a huge issue and one that is starting to get addressed with the founding of MoGo last year. Remember the proposal for a rapid transit network during the Presidential Election? It did not pass... Read more

A love how the trees meet in the middle of the street in mid summer. I love that many of the residents are long time 2nd generation families

Thank you all for this great feedback! Mobility, healthy food access, and increased green spaces are all targets we're taking into account in our Agenda. It is great to hear that this is what you all want... Read more

Please don't forget about the need for healthy environment: water and air quality! See comments on US Ecology and the trash incinerator. Thank you for putting this map together for us! True community engagement.

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Where are things you like about your neighborhood — and why?

We have a community garden beside our house, and a youth market garden behind. Urban agriculture brings neighbors together in many ways. In the youth garden, neighborhood youth -- ages 5 to 18 -- learn... Read more

Those practices should be taught and organized in more neighborhoods.

I was on my way to Krogers and stopped at the youth Friday market
I was overwhelmed. I found all the veggies I wanted and more for very reasonable low prices. It was a wonderful feeling to find it... Read more

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Where are things you like about your neighborhood — and why?

More people are coming to Eliza Howell Park for nature observation.

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

There isn't a good commuter biking route to go east-west on either MLK, Forest, or Warren. All of these roads are heavily used by auto commuters and lack any type of bike lane, and the pedestrian bridges... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

7 Mile could use a "road diet". The walk along 7 mile to Palmer Park is too narrow, often littered with trash and glass. Pedestrians are barely visible. There also aren't many friendly ways to cross 7... Read more

I agree. I have always thought reducing to one lane each way with a center turn lane would help the stretch between Livernois and Woodward. Extending the sidewalk area on each side of the road to include... Read more

This is a great idea. I'm very glad you brought this up. Access to Palmer Park is a huge amenity for living in the 7 Mile/Livernois area, but getting there by foot or bike is not pleasant. I support widening... Read more

I support adding a bike lane or widening the sidewalk, but not both.

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

High traffic transit hub (2 DDOT/2 Smart) but lacks any benches, regularly emptied garbage cans (or garbage cans at all for the 8 mile stop), and rain/snow shelters for travelers. Trash strewn across the... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

1) Belle Isle Park has severe drainage issues. 2) The Grand Prix limits access to the most popular part of the island for over 2 months per year, and it permanently mars the island by widening roads and... Read more

Allowing the continued use of Belle Isle Park for the Grand Prix is a violation of public trust and goes against the mission statements for the MDNR and the Belle Isle Conservancy. Limiting access to park... Read more

I agree with Angela, there are annually about 75 fundraisers in Detroit that raise $ for good causes. Belle Isle could have more fundraisers WITHOUT a race on the island. If the aquarium needs $500,000... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

Get rid of the incinerator. I am tired of the smell, whether it be of trash or chemicals. I am tired of the noise created by the incinerator. I can't have my windows open on many days during the summer.... Read more

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Where are things you like about your neighborhood — and why?

I love my neighborhood but we live about 1 mile from the incinerator which greatly impacts our quality of life. the pollution, the smells and the noise are unacceptable. such quality of life issues would... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

We live less than 2 miles from the DRP Incinerator and US Ecology. I am very concerned about the emissions coming from both facilities. We smell the trash. But worse, we know the incinerator violates federal... Read more

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

Get the Grand Prix off Belle Isle Park.

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Where are things you would change about your everyday life — and why?

We have an amazing nature trail, but it is in desperate need of signage so that more folks know its there. It begins at the Kaboom playground on Beaverland Street.

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