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What should be Detroit's New Year's resolution for 2017?

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Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: What issues should Detroit tackle in the New Year?

As we close out 2016 and welcome a new, hopefully better year, it’s time for reflection and self-improvement. While we love Detroit and most of what it has to offer, like most of us, it could choose a few parts of its life to work on. So we’re asking you, Curbed readers, what should Detroit’s New Year’s resolutions be for 2017?

We’ve talked about some of these issues before, but they’re worth discussing. We love this city, but recognize it’s not always easy to live here. The bus system has gotten better this year, but wider public transportation is shelved for a couple years. Maybe Detroit could resolve to address the issue of crazy high car insurance rates for Detroit residents. Or it could get a bigger grocery store or two. Perhaps it could focus more of its revitalization efforts into more neighborhoods. Or ideally, it could improve its school system.

What issues would you like to see addressed in the city moving forward, Curbed readers? As always, let us know in the comments. And if you have ideas for Open Threads going forward, drop us a note on the tip line.