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 Post subject: Detroit - Recovery, planning for BRTs and more..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:17 am 
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It seems that failed Detroit is going to have better transport network than our Dublin.
https://youtu.be/dsGK8oeYoEI
[utube]http://youtu.be/dsGK8oeYoEI[/utube]




Some talk from their major about his plans:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2hJ_IQ_rFc
Can't get this link to work as embedded :/


Some of the positive key points:
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The city's emergency response time was the worst in the county two years ago. Now response times are under the national average.
The bus fleet is being upgraded with federal funds and is running an on-time schedule for the first time in a decade (also see the region's proposed transit network).
Over 62,000 street lights have been upgraded and replaced across the city, over 95% coverage and ahead of schedule.
City budget is running a surplus for two years in a row now.
9,102 abandoned homes have been demolished in two years, with 10,000 more planned over the next two.
1,400 formerly vacant homes are now occupied by new residents in the last two years.
150 vacant commercial properties are demolished per year.
Riverfront has transformed from industrial sites to parks in the last decade.
The concept of "20 minute neighborhoods" where all necessities are within a 20 minute walk or bike ride. First 3 neighborhoods to be overhauled are Livernois/McNichols, West Village, and Clark Park.
Convert empty lots into greenways and parks.
Protected bike lanes on major roads to connect neighborhoods to commercial strips.
Ally Financial and 5/3 Bank moved headquarters and over 2,000 employees to downtown.
New manufacturing facilities opening with hundreds of jobs - majority of employees are Detroiters.
Employment rate has fallen 6.8% in 2 years. Now at ~11%.
Motor City Match awards 500,000 to local startups every quarter. 120 new, local businesses open or opening soon.
Amazon opens Michigan headquarters / tech hub in Detroit over Ann Arbor.
5,000 new housing units under construction or planned today.
6 month wait list for apartments in Greater Downtown.
Any new development that receives municipal support will need 20% affordable housing.
Every high school graduate in the city is guaranteed tuition for two years at a local community college.
8,000 students matched with companies for summer jobs.

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 Post subject: Re: Detroit - Recovery, planning for BRTs and more..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:47 pm 
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mightyz wrote:
Some of the positive key points:
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Employment rate has fallen 6.8% in 2 years. Now at ~11%.

Still a long way to go...


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 Post subject: Re: Detroit - Recovery, planning for BRTs and more..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:51 pm 
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superman wrote:
mightyz wrote:
Some of the positive key points:
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Employment rate has fallen 6.8% in 2 years. Now at ~11%.

Still a long way to go...


I assume that's unemployment rate. I know Detroit's economy is a mess, but if only 1 person in 9 has a job... :shock: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Detroit - Recovery, planning for BRTs and more..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:37 pm 
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It is fucken Detroit.
Urban farming etc..

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06/2007: Central Bank predicts soft landing for housing
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 96858.html
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 Post subject: Re: Detroit - Recovery, planning for BRTs and more..
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:55 pm 
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http://a.pomf.cat/rztlpe.jpg

Nice photos of weird contrast Downtown vs green fielded leftovers after estates

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06/2007: Central Bank predicts soft landing for housing
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 96858.html
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