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MoGo Detroit announces locations for suburban expansion

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There will be 31 new stations in five suburban cities along the Woodward corridor, as well as some northwest Detroit neighborhoods

A row of red frame bikes locked at in a metal station on a downtown sidewalk. Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

MoGo Detroit, the city’s bike share system that launched in 2017, has been steadily expanding its fleet and options. Soon, it will expand beyond the city limits.

In Spring 2020, riders will be able to rent bikes from stations in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods. Stations will also be installed in several northwest Detroit neighborhoods, including University District, the Avenue of Fashion, and Palmer Park.

The new locations nearly doubles MoGo’s footprint. In total, 31 new stations and 140 bikes will be added.

“MoGo is proud to partner with our expansion communities in tackling an important piece of the regional transportation puzzle,” Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director of MoGo, said in a release. “Bike share is ideal for shorter distance trips, and we are excited to be one step closer to increasing mobility options for more people in metro Detroit.”

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To rent a MoGo bike, riders purchase a pass through the Transit app or at a station. Passes work in 30 minute increments with a small, additional fee for longer trips. There’s also an “access” pass for people receiving state benefits.

In May 2018, MoGo began offering “adaptive” bikes for riders of various abilities. In August this year, it added 50 electric bikes to the fleet. According to the Detroit Free Press, MoGo ridership has been up as well, increasing increased 6.5 percent year-over-year.