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Old 06-19-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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Hello,

I'll soon be visiting a friend who resides in Windsor. There are going to be a couple of days when I'm by myself during the day and I'm thinking of heading over to Detroit to look around. Two questions:

1) Can I cross without a car? By bike or foot? Is this even possible?

2) I've read that safety in downtown Detroit has improved tremendously, but at what point is it no longer recommended that I continue my walkabout in the downtown area? Assume that my starting point is the RENAISSANCE CTR and I'd be fanning out from there. Where do things become not so safe?


Thank you
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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No bikes, no pedestrians. I think MDOT or DOT will transport you and your bike across in a vehicle, but don't know how available that is. You shouldn't have any problem riding around downtown....You'll probably be able to tell at what point you should turn around....
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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1) Can I cross without a car? By bike or foot? Is this even possible?
You can't cross the border on foot but Windsor runs a bus between the two downtowns. This should help you. Tunnel Bus To Downtown Detroit (http://www.citywindsor.ca/001209.asp - broken link)

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2) I've read that safety in downtown Detroit has improved tremendously, but at what point is it no longer recommended that I continue my walkabout in the downtown area? Assume that my starting point is the RENAISSANCE CTR and I'd be fanning out from there. Where do things become not so safe?
All of downtown (and some of the surrounding neighborhoods) is safe.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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midtown, corktown,mexicantown, are all safe surronding neighborhoods of downtown.
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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watch yourself there. I've heard horror stories about Detroit. Take a bus.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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watch yourself there. I've heard horror stories about Detroit. Take a bus.
Stay out of the bad areas and watch your back and wallet. I've managed to make it out alive thus far!
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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yeah, downtown is fine, but watch out it's still a big city.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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Default poshcockney

im looking to move to detroit from england wot do i need and wot do i do
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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im looking to move to detroit from england wot do i need and wot do i do
The necessary documentation to move from the UK to the USA, a job, and a good sense of humour would all be key.

Is this the only preparation that you have done to move to 313.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:05 PM
 
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If you have never been a victom of a crime, or even know anyone who has in Detroit, how can you warn someone about potentially being a victom?? Downtown Detroit has been rated as one of the more safer downtown districts in the country! However the opposite has been said about the neighboring residential areas.
Enjoy yourself, there is alot of history, and lots of sights to see!
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