I was approached by ModeShift, project of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan (CFSEM), to develop some visual infographics based on the polls that they run on their website. Most of them were very bicycle focused and made some fun data and graphics.
I again worked with the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) to help them develop and display their messaging for their annual advocacy day which this year included a big campaign to improve legislation for bicyclists.
Another Ann Arbor: a look at the geographic impact of African-Americans in Ann Arbor throughout history
My wife and I lived in Ann Arbor for 2 years while she was completing her graduate degree. I was often surprised by the seemingly “liberal” city’s veiled conservatism in everyday social settings. I see this as a function of Ann Arbor’s wealth.
From my own experience Ann Arbor has a homeless population that is predominantly Black/ African American while the majority of the population is White. The area around the Courthouse/ Kerrytown is no longer a center for black businesses as it once was nor is Lower Town known for its prominent African American residents.
Another Ann Arbor (book) seeks to highlight the little know history and accomplishments of African Americans in Ann Arbor. This map was based off of entries in the book.
Key hotspots in Detroit are Midtown around Warren Ave. and Wayne State University’s campus as well as Northeast along Gratiot, specifically at the corner of Gratiot and McNichols. Hamtramck represents an interesting cluster. I’m not sure if that represents better bike crash reporting in the smaller municipality, or if just more people are biking there?