Today, MoGo, metro Detroit’s nonprofit bike share system, launched an expansion of its service in northwest Detroit and southern Oakland County, adding 31 stations and 140 bikes to the Livernois and McNichols corridors in Detroit as well as the cities of Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods. With this expansion, MoGo now operates a total of 75 stations and 620 bikes in southeast Michigan.
“We are thrilled to finally offer bike share to additional neighborhoods in the region,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director of MoGo. “The partnerships formed between these communities and MoGo demonstrates the potential we have to work together to solve the many transportation and mobility challenges facing our region.”
The nonprofit program has run in Detroit since May 2017, with support from Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). “MoGo’s mission aligns with things we care deeply about: community, healthy lifestyles, alternative forms of transportation, and encouraging people to get out and enjoy the places they live,” said Meagan Dunn, director of community outreach and partnerships for Henry Ford Health System. “We are especially excited that in addition to expanding into other cities, MoGo bikes will be more affordable, accessible and a contributor to building more vibrant, healthy communities.”
In addition to expanding its service, MoGo also announced changes to its passes and pricing, making bike share easier and more convenient. Using feedback from riders as well as best practices from other cities, MoGo now offers the following pass options:
Riders are encouraged to purchase passes through MoGo’s website or the Transit app. All bikes must be checked out from and returned to any one of MoGo’s 75 stations.
To help keep riders safe, MoGo and its operating partner, Shift Transit, have added enhanced cleaning procedures to its routine bike and station checks. Handlebars and seats are thoroughly cleaned, as well as docking points, kiosk screens, credit card slots, and receipt dispensers. MoGo’s team regularly cleans its vans, and any bikes that are in the warehouse for maintenance are thoroughly cleaned before returning to the field. MoGo strongly encourages its riders to wear protective gear such as gloves and masks as appropriate, ride solo or with at least six feet distance between others, and to thoroughly wash their hands after riding.