Ways to Get Around Town Without a Car

Modified: January 19, 2022

Detroit is known for its efficient road system and how well it caters to travel via an automobile. Downtown proper expanded its public transportation infrastructure, adding a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar called the QLine this spring. This $140 million streetcar complements the elevated and automated light-rail system already running downtown called the Detroit People Mover.

The QLine

  • Runs for 3.3 miles along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard
  • Headways ranging from 8 to 12 minutes
  • Has 20 stations serving 12 stops

For more information, visit m-1rail.com.


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Mogo bikes arranged for the ribbon cutting event. Photo by @jason_sr_hall

MoGo is Detroit’s first public bike sharing system. It’s designed for quick trips around town, MoGo is a fun, flexible and convenient way to get around. MoGo gives you the freedom and flexibility to move around at prices that everyone can afford. Find the right pass option for next trip!

  • 430 Bikes
  • 43 Stations
  • 10 Detroit neighborhoods
  • Unlimited 30-minute ride cycles  (after initial payment)

The Detroit People Mover

  • Runs on a 2.9-mile looped and elevated system
  • Loop can be completed in approximately 15 minutes
  • Has 13 stations at key downtown locations, including Huntington Place, GM Renaissance Center and Greektown

Big Beaver Shuttle

The City of Troy collaborated with SMART to create the Big Beaver Shuttle. The free shuttle connects people to restaurants, shopping, and local hotels along Big Beaver Road (16 Mile Road).

  • Livernois to Coolidge — Stops are approximately every 15 minutes. Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm & 4pm – 8pm
  • Livernois to John R — Stops are approximately every 30 minutes. Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm & 4pm – 8pm

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    Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
    535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226