Detroit Bike City? This Ranking Says No, Plus 3 Things To Know Around Town

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Detroit: A great bike city, or the best bike city?

We dive into that superwonky argument in the wake of Detroit’s abysmal showing in PeopleForBike’s annual rankings of the Best Cities For Bikes in 2019. Detroit scored a lowly 1.6 out of 5 stars, the same as 2018, despite all the work that’s been done to install protected bike lanes, bike traffic counters and other bike-friendly infrastructure improvements. Ferndale and Ann Arbor both scored higher, at 3.0 stars each.

But the organization’s methodology spurred a rebuttal piece by Todd Scott over at Detroit Greenways Coalition. Who’s right? We talk about it.

Also on today’s show:

  • Detroit’s new streetlights are already going dark, adding to a familiar narrative about the city with broken streetlights.
  • Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would reform Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system, despite objections from those radical leftists at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. The bill now heads to the state House.
  • And we offer our suggestions for where to go to celebrate Mother’s Day. You can also read it here.

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