1. Looking for a parking spot in downtown Detroit? No problem. According to one local planner, nearly 40 percent of downtown is dedicated to parking.

    Not surprisingly, the metro area has one of the lowest shares of workers who commute by public transit. Detroit also has the highest percentage of commuters who drive to work alone (84.2 percent).

    Read: How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

    [Graphic: Rob Linn]

     
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    Even without an actual statistic, you can see that’s a lot of land dedicated to parking. Not saying that all of it...
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