A new program that allows Detroiters to rent bikes for short distance travel will launch in the spring.
The Detroit Bike Share program will kick off with 42 stations and 420 bikes in the downtown Detroit area.
Lisa Nuszkowski is the Executive Director of the project. She says while a bike share program may not solve all of Detroit’s mobility needs, it does provide an important addition to the transportation system.
“All of a sudden you start to get a better functioning transportation system. And so, while bike share plays a very specific role in sort of those smaller one to three mile trips, it really important in helping connect people and getting them where they need to go,” Nuszkowski says.
Nuszkowski says the program will offer memberships where travelers can rent bikes in 30-minute intervals.
She says bike stations will be set up through the winter in preparation for the spring opening.
The Detroit Bike Share program is taking suggestions on where bike stations should be located.