alternative transportation http://michiganradio.org en Study finds Metro Detroit pedestrians face higher risk http://michiganradio.org/post/study-finds-metro-detroit-pedestrians-face-higher-risk <p><a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-by-design-2014.pdf">A new study suggests</a> that Detroit is the most dangerous city in the Midwest for pedestrians.</p><p>The study comes from the National Complete Streets Coalition, a non-profit that advocates modifying streetscapes to accommodate more than cars.</p><p>It calculated a “Pedestrian Danger Index” that ranked Detroit the 11<sup>th</sup> most-dangerous metro area in the country—and the most dangerous outside the South.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 21:55:08 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17755 at http://michiganradio.org Study finds Metro Detroit pedestrians face higher risk Why more Americans are giving up their cars http://michiganradio.org/post/why-more-americans-are-giving-their-cars <p></p><p>Changes are happening in the way we've relied on cars and trucks to get us where we want to go. But can people really get around without cars?&nbsp;</p><p>Micki Maynard has founded a new journalism project called <a href="http://www.curbingcars.com/">Curbing Cars</a>. Part of this project is her e-book, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/ebooks/curbing-cars-americas-independence-from-the-auto-industry/">Curbing Cars: America's Independence from the Auto Industry</a>, which was published by Forbes. She joined us on Stateside.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:24:13 +0000 Stateside Staff 17580 at http://michiganradio.org Why more Americans are giving up their cars U-M sets goal of driverless car network by 2021 http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-sets-goal-driverless-car-network-2021-0 <p>The University of Michigan has announced a collaboration with government and business to make its hometown of Ann Arbor the first American city with a shared fleet of networked, driverless vehicles by 2021.&nbsp;</p><p>The school says its Mobility Transformation Center is pursuing the goal of having a driverless vehicle system in operation within eight years.</p><p>http://youtu.be/eHfMfHyiWYA</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:12:34 +0000 Associated Press 15215 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Bikes, manufacturing in the city, opens tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bikes-manufacturing-city-opens-tonight <p>A&nbsp; Detroit-based bike manufacturer is holding its grand opening event tonight. Detroit Bikes is part of a mini-trend of companies like AutoBike and Detroit Bicycle. But it's the only company making bike frames in the city.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14027 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Bikes, manufacturing in the city, opens tonight