On today’s podcast – a chat with author Angie Schmitt. 

Her book – “Right of way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America” looks at how our built environment – and choices to buy ever-larger vehicles  – have led to more inequity and more pedestrian deaths to the point it’s a public health crisis.

Link, use promo code “Schmitt”: https://islandpress.org/books/right-way

We’ll dive in and talk about a change the city of Detroit made to make things far better for those who walk and bike.

But first on your Daily Detroit for Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, Three things to know.

  • Coronavirus cases seem to have a new, higher baseline; as well as more fatalities Tuesday.
  • The city of Detroit has a new set of bioretention medians in the Aviation Subdivision. It’s a neat, green way to handle extra rainwater that was backing up into resident basements.
  • And the city of Sterling Heights is seeing more absentee ballots and registrations, so they’re extending their election center hours.

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