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Injection Of Bikes For Hire Coming To The 'Burbs

The bikes will be in place next spring.

July 11, 2018 - 6:08 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Downtown Detroit's popular bike-sharing program is moving to the suburbs.

A grant of nearly $500,000 will help parking-strapped cities like Ferndale and Royal Oak give another option for visitors to get around. 

MoGo bikes Founder Lisa Nuszkowski says she will be adding 30 new bike stations to neighborhoods in Detroit, as well as Ferndale, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Oak Park and Berkley.

"We definitely think it's a great way to connect and maybe you want to hope off the bike and grab a drink here, and then grab another bike and go into another part of town and grab a bite to eat or see a show," says Nuszkowski.

It's her preferred method of city travel too. 

"I own my own personal bike, I don't always have it with me, and so bike share is really great for those shorter distance - spontaneous trips. So, you may be out and say 'hey, let's grab a bike,' to go a mile or so down the street so you don't have to hop in a car and look for parking."

The bikes will be in place next spring. How does the whole bike rental scheme work? [CHECK OUT HERE]

You can access MoGo for as little as $5 or $8 for a day pass. [FIND DETAILS HERE]  

The grant comes from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Specific bike sharing station locations are being mapped out in each of the communities.