While it may not be the most effective form of transportation ever built, a ride around the 13-stop Detroit People Mover is actually a great art tour.
Construction of the 2.9-mile loop around downtown began in 1983, but the push to make the stations more beautiful came in 1984, when art-in-public-place-advocate Irene Walt met the People Mover project director David McDonald. A commission was formed and when the single-track rail system was completed in July of 1987, there was art everywhere.
There's even a thorough book on the topic, Art in the Stations: The Detroit People Mover.
Here’s a closer look at the art in all 13 stations.Read More