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October 18, 2017

Mogo Bike share reaches 100,000 rides in less than five months

Robust and diverse ridership demonstrate bike share’s success in the Motor City

MoGo, Detroit’s public bike share system, a nonprofit affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), has surpassed 100,000 rides in less
than five months. Since launch, more than 2,000 Monthly and Annual Passes have been
sold, 17 percent of which are MoGo’s Access pass, a $5 annual option for people who
receive state benefits.

 

“Seeing Detroiters embrace MoGo as a new way to move around the city has been
nothing short of thrilling,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director, MoGo.
“We’re proud to provide a transportation option that’s serving a diverse range of people
and needs, and we look forward to continuing to provide that service as we move into
the fall and winter seasons.”

 

Since the start of MoGo’s operations at the end of May, the system has:

  • Achieved more than 100,000 rides for an average of 705 trips per bike, per day,
    including ridership from every zip code in Detroit
  • Experienced more than 2,100 rides on its peak ridership day
  • Had users ride nearly 76,000 miles since launch, which equates to three trips
    around the equator
  • Sold more than 2,000 Monthly and Annual Passes to date, and more than 18,000
    Daily Passes to date
  • Provided affordable options through its Access Pass, a $5 annual pass, which
    accounts for 17 percent of all long-term passes sold to date
  • Produced an average trip length of 22 minutes per ride
  • Offset 50,900 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of more than
    56,500 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle
  • Helped riders burn more than 3.2 million calories, which is enough energy to
    generate more than 3.7 million watts of energy
  • Taught more than 70 people safe and confident bicycling practices through its
    free Street Skills classes

 

MoGo has 430 bikes at 43 stations located in New Center, North End, Woodbridge,
Corktown, Southwest Detroit, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, West Village, Midtown
and Downtown, and is exploring options to expand MoGo to serve additional needs and communities, including the launch of an adaptive bike share pilot in spring 2018. The
pilot will provide other bike options such as tricycles, handcycles, and tandem bikes for
seniors and people with disabilities.

 

Sponsored by Henry Ford Health System and Health Plan Alliance, MoGo is a 24/7/365
service, and will continue to operate regularly during the fall and winter months. As
colder weather approaches, MoGo’s fleet will be serviced and maintained regularly to
make sure the bikes are ready to ride in all conditions.

 

About MoGo Detroit Bike Share
MoGo, Detroit’s public bike share system, has 430 bikes at 43 stations located in 10
Detroit neighborhoods. Designed to serve a wide variety of users and short trips around
town, MoGo provides people the freedom and flexibility to move around in a fast,
convenient and affordable way. For more information, visit mogodetroit.org.

 

About Downtown Detroit Partnership
Downtown Detroit Partnership strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through
strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and
government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the
surrounding community. For more information, visit downtowndetroit.org.

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