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Detroit bike share expands to five new cities

Published July 12, 2018

DETROIT (BRAIN) — After more than a year in operation, Detroit’s MoGo bike share is expanding service to more neighborhoods in Detroit, as well as to five other cities in the region including Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

The expansion is planned for next spring and will add about 30 new stations to MoGo’s current system, along with nearly 150 additional bikes. The expansion is made possible through a $495,380 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant awarded by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

“People’s transportation needs don’t stop at city borders,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director of MoGo. “Expansion of bike share sends an important message about our ability to work together to solve transportation challenges in the region while providing people with an affordable and convenient way to get where they need to go.”

In Detroit, MoGo’s expansion will provide more opportunities to connect residents and visitors to public transportation.

Specific station locations have not yet been determined. MoGo will work closely with each community to identify potential locations and secure permits and approvals. 

Through funding from the Better Bike Share Partnership, MoGo and its municipal partners will conduct community outreach to engage residents in conversations about station locations and other considerations.

Topics associated with this article: Bikeshare

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