Explore: Pictures from the Detroit People Mover

(Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2022)

Detroit, MI – The Detroit People Mover re-opened recently after being closed through the pandemic.  This 2.94-mile elevated track forms a loop through Downtown Detroit with cars dropping off and taking on riders at various stations along the way.

In addition to being a form of transportation for people who live, work, and visit the city, the ride itself is a nice way to see the architecture and interesting spaces of Detroit, as well as the public art. Currently the system is free to ride, though before the pandemic it was 75 cent per trip. The price is expected to resume sometime in August.

I was really happy that it reopened on May 20. My sister and niece were in town, and my niece had never been to metro Detroit at all. So watching her as she looked out the windows at all there is to see was fun.  We made the trip twice to make sure we got the best pictures to share.

The People Mover opened in 1987 and I have memories of going with my dad to ride the loop sometimes, as if it were an amusement park ride. And it does have that feel as the cars creak along the track, especially when it runs along the Detroit River and riders can look down into the beautiful blue water, or look across for a peek at Canada.

The People Mover normally has 13 stops, but only some are open currently. Grand Circus Park is the first station visitors coming Downtown From Woodward Avenue see, and it’s also the station where there’s a statue of a man reading a newspaper on the platform. Other stations include Greektown, Broadway, West Riverfront, the Financial District and more.

The most up to date information on rates and station openings can be found at https://www.thepeoplemover.com/

Enjoy the pictures below and consider your own Detroit People Mover Tour, as well as taking time to explore the city and support the restaurants, retailers and other businesses to be found there.

Also be sure to check out the Oakland County Times Explore! Section for more fun places to visit in Metro Detroit and beyond.