The seeds for MoGo were planted in Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development in 2012. Several local foundations and corporations helped fund a feasibility study in 2013, which has served as the road map for implementing bike share in Detroit. MoGo became an nonprofit affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership in 2015, where it resides today.
MoGo is made possible through a partnership with the City of Detroit Department of Transportation, who has helped secure federal non-motorized transit funding for MoGo and select the system’s equipment provider and operator, PBSC Urban Solutions and Shift Transit.
MoGo is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with the exception of severe weather.
MoGo bikes are built to withstand riding in an urban environment and are designed for comfort for a wide range of riders.
One-piece handlebar to protect all components
Aluminum frame light and durable
Tough 26” wheels super-solid rims, puncture-resistant casing and tires with reflective sides
Patented locking device a proven anti-theft system
Dynamo lighting system 10,000-hour lifespan. When the bike stops, the lights stay on for 90 seconds
Roller brakes efficient, low maintenance and safe braking
Bungee-corded basket for storage
Front and back reflectors
Bell audible from 150 feet
Chain protector to protect riders clothes
Sturdy Luggage carrier (basket option)
Comfortable seat, theft proof, adjustment marks
Shimano Nexus 3-gear setup
Smart Halo or GPS Directional interfaces
Solar panels: energy self-sufficient
Kiosk: easy-to-use payment interface
City Map frame: Back-light available for information or advertising posters
Modular solution: plug and play flexible like adding building bloks
Wireless communication: for payment processing and data transmission
Smart dock: unlock bikes with key, smart card or code