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New Bike Shop Delivers Transit Option

New neighborhoods bike shop opens its doors as a possible transit solution.

By Travis Marmon With a struggling bus system, the M-1 rail line a few years away, and the costs of car ownership beyond the reach of many average families, Detroiters are searching for, and in some cases creating, their own transportation alternatives. Enter Southwest Rides. Located on Springwells Street, this newly opened bike shop and youth program had been an ... Read More »

Duggan Debuts Detroit Dashboard

Photo by Joshua Lott/ Detroit143

Detroit residents interested in keeping tabs on Mayor Mike Duggan’s efforts to repair the city’s myriad problems have a new resource at their fingertips: the Detroit Dashboard. Since his election in January, Mayor Duggan has vowed transparency,  and a “culture of accountability” would be hallmarks of his administration. The Dashboard, which is accessible via the city’s website, may be one ... Read More »

Southwest’s State Rep contenders voice their priorities

District 6 State Rep., candidate Tyrone Carter with two campaign supporters.

This is the first report in a regular Detroit143 audio and video series called Southwest Voices. This report features audio documentaries by multimedia producer Zak Rosen. Detroit143 recently spent time on the campaign trail talking with three of the six candidates in the August 5th District 6 primary race to succeed Rashida Talib. The front-runners are: Tyrone Carter, Stephanie Chang and Elena ... Read More »

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