Asher S

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Commented on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Rail transportation! Light or Metro-style rail for a couple of connections in the city would be awesome. Getting downtown, over through Mexicantown and to Southwest, and connections north to New Center etc would be so helpful. Inviting (or becoming) regional train operations would be great, and the aforementioned more local transit would make using regional rail more viable. Encourage good (architectural, street, transit) design to encourage the sense that walking, biking, and taking transit is what one should be doing (the city is making some good strides at this, including the plans presented for Michigan Ave). Look into long term costs of buses and small vehicles vs rail transit when it is reasonably widely adopted by community members (hint: rail tends to win). There is so much good infrastructure, so start working with freight operators, VIA, Amtrak, the RTA, TARTA, DDOT, etc now to make make this possible.
Supported a comment by Peter Dudley on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Peter Dudley
Historically, most MCS employees and intercity rail passengers accessed the landmark via the East Entrance, adjacent to a covered light rail terminal.
In 1914, regional electric interurban service extended from MCS as far as Almont, Ann Arbor, and other southeastern Michigan points. DEPOT LOOP streetcars shuttled constantly between MCS and downtown Detroit until 1938.
Adaptive re-use of the long-gone terminal site as yet-another park ("The Triangle") doesn't make sense. M-1 RAIL should extend its streetcar service along Michigan Avenue, from Campus Martius to the East Entrance.
Another possibility: EXPRESS light-rail service, running alongside the forthcoming grade-separated May Creek Greenway and West Jefferson Avenue, could connect MCS with downtown Detroit via the recently-privatized Joe Louis Arena Garage transit hub, and the adjacent Detroit People Mover (DPM) station.
The north side of the garage was intended to serve as a commuter rail terminal -- the trains never arrived.
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Supported a comment by Peter Dudley on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Peter Dudley
Nearly non-stop express light-rail transit could link MCS with downtown Detroit, running alongside the new May Creek Greenway and West Jefferson Avenue as far as the recently-privatized Joe Louis Arena Garage (adjacent to the soon-to-be-renamed Joe Louis Arena Detroit People Mover Station). The north side of the garage was intended to serve as a commuter rail terminal -- the trains never arrived.
Supported a comment by Mark Crowley on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Mark Crowley
Keep the cars and bikes and pedestrians at a safe distance from each other with designated lanes that are aesthetically designed yet practical to use.
Supported a comment by Nick T on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nick T
Yes! Ford should be making the next generation of busses and trains, not self-driving cars!
Supported a comment by David Gifford on Michigan Central 5 months, 3 weeks ago
David Gifford
Ford should work with transit providers to develop mobility hubs that incorporate safe spaces to wait for the bus, use bike share, scooters or future vehicles. I would like to see permanent exhibits on the history of Corktown and transit. It would be good to help fix up Roosevelt Park, make it more accessible, provide community programming without displacing the people who frequent the park now.