Program provides bike-sharing passes to bus riders

Associated Press

Detroit – City bus riders can receive free passes for a bike-sharing program in Detroit.

Detroit’s Transportation department and MoGo are partnering on a pilot program that offers 30-day bike passes to all bus riders who purchase weekly, bi-weekly or monthly bus passes.

The program started Monday and will be limited to 2,000 free passes.

The city says there are more than 5,000 bus stops across Detroit, but access to some corridors would be better via bikes. Transportation and MoGo officials hope the bike program helps bus riders with first- and last-mile connections, allowing people to get to jobs, school, health care and other needs.

MoGo has 430 bikes at 43 stations in Detroit. It has sold more than 20,000 daily passes and 2,900 memberships since MoGo’s May 2017 launch.