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Week 3 Update: The Real Cost of a Trip?

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I decided to combine and conquer by renting a car for a day. Bad choice. On top of the inconvenience of getting out to the airport and back and forth downriver to the repair shop, this made for a real mess of my transportation spend for the week. Needing to track all of this data left me wondering — what is the right way to talk about the cost of a car trip?

New Job, New Commute

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It’s a funny thing. I never thought a commute choice could spark so many conversations, but mine has! I just finished week 2 in my new job. In addition to starting new projects, setting up my desk, figuring out where the bathroom is, and meeting new colleagues, my commute has changed significantly. Instead of a short, 15-minute walk into downtown Detroit, I now travel each day out to Dearborn. At just about 9 miles each way, it’s not as far as it seems. In fact, in many areas, a commute of that distance would still be within city limits.

Civic Innovation at Detroit Startup Week

Civic Innovation

Detroit Startup Week is less than 20 days away. Events like this exist in cities around the world — from Boise to Amman and Dallas to Port-au-Prince — with the sole purpose of uniting founders, local leaders, and friends to build momentum, establish connections, and create new opportunities. Join us!

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Civic Innovation at Detroit Startup Week


Detroit Startup Week is less than 20 days away. Events like this exist in cities around the world — from Boise to Amman and Dallas to Port-au-Prince — with the sole purpose of uniting founders, local leaders, and friends to build momentum, establish connections, and create new opportunities. Join us!

The Most Impactful Mapping Technology: Crayons?


Crayons and paper can’t possibly be as important as GPS-enabled smartphones and open data layers when it comes to mapping cities. Or can they? One group in India is out to prove that they just might be. And don’t let the medium deceive you. These low tech tools are driving conversations to the highest levels of government.

Taking School Zones Beyond Danger Zones


More than 20,000 schoolkids in Detroit walk to their bus, a public bus, or school each day. Often times in the dark. They pass abandoned homes, cross the street to avoid shadowy figures, and dodge potholes. Some are robbed. Some much worse. Over the course of the past couple of months, I’ve spoken with numerous friends, colleagues, and organizations in Detroit about this challenge. Standing idly by is just not an option.