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Navigating Detroit

Once you arrive in Detroit, there are many ways to get around the city and neighborhoods.

Bikes and Ride-Sharing

MoGo is a bike-sharing service in Detroit that currently has 430 bikes at 43 stations across 10 Detroit neighborhoods. MoGo offers many different passes to their users, including daily and annual passes.

Zipcar has partnered with U-M Logistics, Transportation, and Parking partners to provide special membership plans and rates for students on short-term use of shared cars.

Uber and Lyft are ride-sharing services available in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Remember to verify that the driver is the person you hailed before entering the vehicle.

Bird is an electric scooter rental service available in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Bird charges $1 to begin your ride, and an additional 15 cents per minute of use.

Public Transportation

DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation) is the public transportation system in the Detroit area that offers 96 bus routes in and around the city, serving the 138 square miles of Detroit and 23 surrounding communities. Busses are available weekdays, with limited availability on weekends. Users can purchase weekly, biweekly, or monthly passes. All of DDOT’s buses and routes are ADA accessible, and most buses have bike racks.

The People Mover is a 2.9 mile fully-automated light rail system with 13 stations across Detroit’s Central Business District. Each ride is 75 cents, and monthly, annual, and special event passes are available for purchase. The People Mover operates daily.

The QLINE is a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar that travels on Woodward Avenue from Congress (Downtown) to Grand Boulevard (North End/New Center). Users can purchase 3-hour passes, day passes, monthly passes, and annual passes online, through the QLINE Detroit app, or at the QLINE stations. The QLINE operates daily and has free wifi.