MoGo, Detroit’s bike sharing service, today announced that after more than a year of operation, the program will expand to Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.
The expansion will add about 30 new stations and nearly 150 bikes. The expansion was made possible through a $495,380 Transportation Alternatives Program grant awarded by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
“People’s transportation needs don’t stop at city borders,” says 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.”
Bike share is ideal for trips that are three miles or less and is often used as a first- or last-mile option in conjunction with other types of transit. The expansion will provide more opportunities to connect residents and visitors to services such as DDOT, SMART, and QLine.
“MoGo is a low-cost, reliable transportation option for metro Detroit residents, and we are excited to welcome MoGo’s service to Ferndale and others who have shown interest in the system,” says Justin Lyons, planning manager for Ferndale. “With this expansion, more people can count on riding a bike year-round for trips to work, school, or recreational purposes.”
Station locations have not yet been determined. MoGo plans to work closely with each participating community to identify possible locations and secure permits and approvals.
Funding from Better Bike Share Partnership will allow MoGo and its municipal partners to conduct extensive community outreach to engage residents about potential station locations and other considerations.