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Council agrees with disability advocates to ‘slow down’ transit pilots

ID: An electric scooter is pictured on the curb on Michigan Avenue in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.

Representatives with Detroit Disability Power, a nonprofit advocacy group, said the city moved ahead on the innovation zone plan without including residents. Advocates argue they weren’t given an opportunity to make recommendations and have sought a commitment from the city to obtain feedback from residents before permits are approved.

“We’re not saying ‘no,’ we’re saying ‘please slow down and incorporate our feedback before moving forward,’” said Kaci Messeder, a policy analyst with Detroit Disability Power.


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