The Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative, a group of 10 public and private entities, identified four key areas — neighborhood mobility, downtown accessibility, traffic safety and electric vehicle use and education — to develop five pilot programs to tackle transportation challenges. These programs, implemented under Project Kinetic, are designed to offer Detroit residents and visitors easier, safer and more affordable ways to get around the city.
Five projects aimed at meeting mobility needs in the Motor City
A car-sharing program led by Detroit and General Motors that offers low-cost vehicle access by the hour in Detroit's Osborn neighborhood. Launched Aug. 2.
An electric vehicle hub led by DTE Energy and EV infrastructure provider Blue Energy that is to provide fast-charging stations in Detroit's Capitol Park and Beacon Park. Launched in September.
A routed shuttle system led by Detroit that is meant to improve work commutes for residents by offering more direct routes with fewer stops. Launch date to be determined.
Enhancements to a parking app that launched in 2015, integrating dynamic pricing with a perks program to help people find parking more quickly and at lower prices. Enhancements, led by Detroit with support from the Quicken Loans Community Fund and Bedrock Detroit, are expected to come online this fall.
A traffic management system led by Detroit and Lear Corp. that is to use connected technology to give priority to public transit vehicles at select intersections. Launch date to be determined.
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