Does it cost too much to get around Detroit?

Car and insurance costs are one of the most common transportation concerns raised by Detroiters. Here at Outlier, we’ll be spending the next year reporting on this and other needs for a thriving transportation system that lets all Detroiters get where they need to go.

Is getting around Detroit safe enough?

Safety is one of the most common transit concerns raised by Detroiters. Here at Outlier, we’ll be spending the next year reporting on this and other needs for a thriving transportation system that lets all Detroiters get where they need to go.

Portrait of Anthony with arm around one child and holding the other. Children's cartoon playing on TV in background. House walls show construction underway and peeling paint on large portions of walls

Lead paint is a major threat to kids. Old Detroit homes are full of it, but the city keeps selling them

In Detroit, kids have higher rates of lead poisoning compared to the rest of the state and country. The primary way kids come in contact with lead is through paint in old homes. But demand for truly affordable places to live in Detroit is high. For people who are desperate for housing, the threat of lead exposure has to be balanced with the threat of other bad options, like homelessness.

a visualization of Detroit's digital divide

Detroit is paying big money for slow internet

An investigation published today by nonprofit investigative newsroom The Markup proves what many Detroiters have complained about for years: internet companies serving the city offer poor service for comparably high prices.

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