Detroit’s First Public Bike Sharing System to be Launched with 420 Bikes and 42 Stations

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Shift Transit, a bicycle share operations company, has been selected by the Detroit Downtown Partnership and the City of Detroit to provide 420 bikes and 42 stations for Detroit Bike Share, the city’s first public bike share system.

In collaboration with PBSC Urban Solutions, a Canadian company that has close to 47,000 bikes and 3,800 stations worldwide, Shift Transit will provide a network of wireless, solar-powered kiosks and bikes for Detroit Bike Share, which will launch in spring 2017.

“Bikes are a convenient, affordable, and fun way to connect people to jobs, school, services, and recreational opportunities, and as Detroit becomes more mobile, Detroit Bike Share will increase the number of options for people to get where they need to go,” says Lisa Nuszkowski, executive director of Detroit Bike Share.

She says Shift Transit’s team was chosen after a bid process for its years of experience launching and managing some of the largest and most successful bike share programs in North America.

Starting this fall, there will be opportunities for residents, business owners, property owners, visitors, and other stakeholders to provide input on station locations for Detroit Bike Share, as well as membership and pricing options.

Stations will be located in proximity to other transit such as DDOT and SMART bus stops, the Detroit People Mover, and the QLine (M1 Rail).

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