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Detroit Making its Streets 'Sticky'
"A good downtown needs more than stadiums and skyscrapers. It also needs all the sidewalk-level stuff that, down on the human scale, engages people and makes them want to come back for more," according to an article by John Gallagher that explains the "stick" concept to the Detroit audience.
The latest example of "sticky" street amenities opened in Detroit month, writes Gallagher: "a short pathway or 'esplanade' running down the median on Woodward Avenue from Campus Martius south to Larned."
To supplement the lessons offered by Gallagher's sources, see also a blog post by Brent Toderian in 2014.