Detroit Bike Share celebrates five years

Detroit’s bikeshare system is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. According to a press release from Mogo, “The May 23 anniversary marks five years after the day MoGo launched in Detroit and comes on the heels of reaching the 500,000-ride milestone.”

“MoGo, with the support of Operations Partner Shift Transit, title sponsors Henry Ford Health and Health Alliance Plan, Downtown Detroit Partnership, and the City of Detroit, launched on May 23, 2017 with 43 stations and 430 bikes around the Greater Downtown Detroit area, it providing active transportation as far east as the West Village, north to the North End, and west to Southwest Detroit.The system began adding electric bikes in 2018.

“Nearly 30 percent of MoGo’s current Annual Pass members subscribe to the Access Pass, a $ 5 annual pass available to any Michigan resident who receives government benefits such as SNAP or Medicare. MoGo also has an option for launch since payments for cash provided, allowing non-bank persons the same access to the system.

The press release notes that “MoGo has also made cycling more physically accessible. Through its Adaptive Program, MoGo has become a national leader in making bicycles available to those who might otherwise not be able to ride due to physical or cognitive challenges. This month will MoGo is expanding its Adaptive offering off the Detroit Riverwalk to include Downtown Ferndale.

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