I’ve driven down *all* of Detroit’s roughly 2,100 streets. Ask me anything.
MY BIO: Bill McGraw, a former longtime journalist of the Detroit Free Press, drove down each of Detroit's 2,100 or so streets in 2007 as part of the newspaper’s “Driving Detroit” project. For the project’s 10-year anniversary, he returned to those communities and revisited the stories he told a decade earlier to measure Detroit’s progress. He is here to answer all your questions about the Motor City, including its downfall, its resurrection and the city’s culture, safety, education, lifestyle and more.
THE STORY: Here is our "Driving Detroit" project, where we ask: Has the Motor City's renaissance reached its streets? https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/12/21/driving-detroit-michigan/813035001/
How Detroit has changed over the past 10 years. Will the neighborhoods ever rebound? https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/12/21/driving-detroit-michigan-neighborhoods/955734001/
10 key Detroit developments since 2007: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/12/22/top-detroit-developments-since-2007/952452001/
EDIT, 2:30 p.m.: Bill is signing off for now - but he may be back later to answer more questions. Thank you so much, all, for participating in the Detroit Free Press' first AMA! Be sure to follow us on Reddit here: https://www.reddit.com/user/detroit_free_press/