This map is featured in “Trafficways for 3 million people” published in 1954 by the Detroit City Planning Commission and the Detroit Streets and Traffic Commission. The map presents a look at the history of how people moved in our region long before European settlers displaced local populations and automobiles dominated transportation.
The metro Detroit region already had a hub-and-spoke street pattern long before Augustus Woodward was inspired by Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s design of Washington D.C.
Can you overlay this map on a regular city map?
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