One of my Facebook friends posted this note of advice for anyone heading downtown. It is my Warrendale Tip of the Week.
Going to the Auto Show? After all, if you're a Detroiter then it is pretty much a civic obligation!
FCC regulations in Detroit prohibit the local media from suggesting non-auto forms of transportation. So, when the weather is bad, the talking heads will instruct you to leave early, drive slowly, take alternate routes, allow yourself plenty of time, blah blah blah. But they will NEVER suggest taking the bus.
So here's a tip. Given the crummy weather, snow, possibly icy roads, consider taking the bus (DDOT if you're on the fun side of 8 mile, and SMART if you're not) to Cobo. It's a convenient, cheap way to get to/from the show. You can also connect with the DPM (People Mover) for the best 50 cent tour around.