Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: Let’s build our own transit line!
This week, we’ve been talking transit, a difficult subject in Detroit with a long, complicated history. We’ve reflected on going car-free in the Motor City, some possible ways to improve the current system, and what’s up with the QLINE. There seems to be momentum right now on building a solid plan from the defeat of the RTA; if we’re going to move forward as a city and a region, we’ll need one.
So today we ask you to dream big and tell us about your ideal transit line for Detroit.
We realize that this may be too limiting, considering we need a region-wide plan. Some might simply want a direct, affordable line to the airport. Maybe you just want the QLINE to extend far into the suburbs, or into neighborhoods that could really benefit from it. Maybe something could help development move down another corridor, like Gratiot.
Or maybe you have bigger, crazier dreams. A gondola from Hart Plaza to Belle Isle? A subway system? As always, let us know in the comments below.