Detroit Bike Share Celebrates Five Years

In its five years of operation, Detroit’s MoGo bikeshare has added electric and adaptive bikes to its fleet of more than 600 bikes.

May 20, 2022, 6:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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Detroit’s bikeshare system is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month. According to a press release from Mogo, “The May 23 anniversary commemorates five years to the day that 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, providing active transportation as far east as West Village, north to the North End, and west to Southwest Detroit.” The system started adding electric bikes in 2018.

“Of MoGo’s current Annual Pass members, nearly 30 percent subscribe to the Access Pass, a $5 annual pass which is available to any Michigan resident that receives state benefits such as SNAP or Medicare. MoGo has also offered a cash payment option since launch, giving unbanked individuals the same access to the system.”

The press release notes that “MoGo has also made biking more physically accessible. Through its Adaptive program, MoGo has become a national leader in making biking available to those who may not otherwise be able to ride due to physical or cognitive challenges. This month, MoGo will expand its Adaptive offerings beyond the Detroit Riverwalk to include Downtown Ferndale.”

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