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Coming to grips with M1 challenges for residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists

DETROIT – The North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC) and supporters will march for seven days –a Jericho Journey — to draw attention to the challenges the M1 Trolley system presents to the people who will have to live with the construction and the finished product.  NEWCC members feel the M1 actually serves a small number of people and is indicative of the emerging two Detroits, one being developed at the expense of the other.  The economic wall between them should come down.  Each day, as the march grows, attendees will highlight a different challenge including how the project will affect pedestrians, people in wheel chairs and bike riders.  Ironically, the project will also impact bus riders, most of whom will have relatively little use for the trolley.


NEWCC bus riders and advocates

North End Community Members



Jericho Journey – A Seven Day March for Community Based Development

Each day highlights a different challenge the M1 Trolley presents to the community

Jericho – because Detroit is becoming two cities, one developed at the expense of the other and

we want the wall to come down


Sunday, September 29 to Saturday, October 5, 2013



From Bethune Street to the Detroit Amtrak Station


North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC) is a coalition of bus riders and their supporters that advocates based on principles of transportation justice, which insist that residents have a right to good, safe, reliable transportation.  We work to amplify the voices and rights of bus riders throughout the city and put their concerns in front of elected officials and other decision makers.  Please visit the NEWCC YouTube Channel  or give them a call at 313-460-7076

M1 Trolley Spurs Bus Riders to Mount 7 Day “Jericho Journey” to Support Community Based Transportation, Development was originally published on

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