Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Michigan

Parking Madness: Grand Rapids vs. Salt Lake City

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The final spot in the “Elite Eight” of parking craters is riding on this match. Either Grand Rapids, Michigan, or Salt Lake City, Utah, will move on to the second round of Parking Madness, Streetsblog’s annual contest for eternal parking infamy. Both cities have their natural strengths. Grand Rapids, of course, is part of the […]

UPDATED: Last Night’s Quiet Transit Victories

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Yesterday was a relatively quiet election day for transportation-related ballot measures, but of the six transit initiatives that came before voters yesterday, five six passed, with a sixth seventh too close to call. That’s in line with last year’s 79 percent success rate — 71 percent since 2000. When asked, voters overwhelmingly choose to raise […]

Imagining a Healthier Transportation System for Michigan

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What would a more sustainable transportation system look like for the Detroit region? Or Michigan at large? Detroit’s regional planning agency didn’t show much foresight when, over the protests of many local jurisdictions, it green-lighted two highway projects totaling $4 billion this summer. But the non-profit Let’s Save Michigan is trying to help Michigan’s leaders envision […]