Humans of Detroit


February 6, 2014

“I am coming from a Transportation Riders United meeting at 1515 Broadway. We had a meeting tonight. I have been in the city for 22 years. I came here by accident. Well, I came to finish my Architect degree, but I ended up staying, I never left. I was shocked when I got here. When I arrived I asked where the train to the University of Detroit was, and the lady said ‘Where do you think you? This is┬áDetroit. We don’t have trains.’ Transit was the most difficult thing to deal with. I spent all of my money on taxis. Now I have a car, unfortunately. But I would tell young people to stay and not to be lured away by greener pastures. We are changing. We will eventually have good transit and we will be made up of a system of connected nodes, or villages.”

Photo cred: Nicole Hayden