The chart below shows the average cost of an hour of driving a vehicle for the top 30 dealers in the country in 2017.
While the average price of an hour of driving has been rising in recent years, dealers who deal with large volumes of sales have seen relatively little inflation in the hourly price they charge. The chart below looks at the average cost of an hour of driving for a dealer in the top 30 dealers in the country in 2016.
Cars and trucks of all varieties are moving through the city at a record pace. In a way, you’re probably not too surprised by this because all the vehicles on the road are designed to move fast and make a noise. What you might be more surprised about is that the average traffic speed doesn’t really change much over the years — except when construction occurs on roads.
A couple years ago I wrote about building a highway through the middle of downtown Detroit which included a new roadway underpass and a big new freeway for traffic, with a planned grade crossing at Lake Shore Drive near Pontiac. This was all to provide a highway entrance between the outer neighborhoods. What I wasn’t anticipating was to find just a few years after I started writing this that traffic on the new roadway would rise by a third. But the reasons are clear.
The bridge is too short, to the point where cars and other vehicles now enter the street from the left. Now is the time of year for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the inner roadway to reach the bridge, a practice not required on the bridge. The bridge is underused for all kinds of transportation traffic since it’s so low.
The freeway bridge at the Lake Avenue crossing should not be designed as a high-speed travel way for vehicles. It should be something built to be a low traffic, pedestrian-focused street. In the two lanes or so of the roadway, you can do anything you like on wheels — from crosswalk to walkway to driveways to bikes to cars, to anything people or animals like. The bridge in the middle should be a place of pedestrian-friendly activity.
This is my first post for GopherCon 2017. I’m a new member and I got here today in a really unfortunate way. I got here on the 4th of July 2017 and I was greeted by an email with a link to a registration tab on the Google+ group. I clicked on that link and found myself on the same page as an announcement. Not only that but I was taken to a webpage for