The 24 hour routes are already up and running. Routes 1 Vernor (connecting Downtown Detroit to E Downtown Dearborn and 1 Michigan (connecting Downtown Detroit to Fairlane Town Center also in Dearborn) have 24 hour service and run every 20 minutes during rush hour. https://ddot.info/
This is an interesting observation. Would it be safe to assume that people use shopping carts as modes of mobility? If you go grocery shopping and you walk, (use bike share or a scooter) how to you then get your groceries back? You need the cart. Carts are taken for other reasons of moving around but I'd be interested in thinking about this as a mobility issue. For those close enough to walk but that don't have the ability to then use the same method to commute with shopping bags.
I agree with several points here but culture goes a long way. Yes, when parking and driving is harder, transit becomes more popular. However we've seen perception and stigma go a long way here.
-Cars are MUCH more dangerous than public transit. The fear of getting robbed on a bus overpowers the fear of getting in a car accident (one much more common than the other. and one kinda extreme) -QLine- people were excited, people used it and learned how to do so. People will wait for hte QLine while it sayis it's 20 minutes away or Call and Uber vs walking maybe 200 ft to then wait at a bus stop for a bus that's coming sooner. -Mogo- Not the easiest in my experience but people figure it out. -Scooters-same. People took the time to learn how to use them and do so. These are all new, cool and less diverse than getting on a bus ( in anyway you could take diverse)
Biggest thing with scooters and bikes and microtransit- thus far, you've got to be an able bodied, old enough, and sometimes banked person to use them and going to somewhere close enough and easy enough (I couldn't image using mogo or scooters to commute with groceries.