Detroit launches first public bike share system with 43 rental stations

The city’s first public bike sharing system officially launched Tuesday morning with a community ride-out from a TechTown rental station.

After years of planning, the $2-million “MoGo” project was announced in March at the Detroit Policy Conference, and rental kiosks with 430 bikes were revealed in April at a 10,000 square-foot warehouse in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood.

Several hundred bike riders joined sponsors and city officials on the first group ride Tuesday.

“After five years of hard work, we’re thrilled to begin our operations in 10 Detroit neighborhoods, providing yet another option for Detroiters to get where they need to go,” MoGo founder Lisa Nuszkowski said.

 “It’s an exciting time for mobility in the city, and we’re proud to launch a system designed to serve a diverse range of people and needs.”

MoGo has 43 stations, mostly in the city’s central neighborhoods, including kiosks in New Center, North End, Woodbridge, Corktown, Southwest Detroit, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, West Village, Midtown and Downtown.

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