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More and more in Detroit, bikes and streets for pedestrians are a thing.

With Open Streets Detroit coming up on October 1 — a festival where 3.5 miles of Michigan Avenue and Vernor will be closed to all vehicle traffic and turn into a giant street festival — our host, Sven Gustafson, figured that this was the perfect time to check in with Lisa Nuszkowski.

She is a wearer of many hats. Not only is she part of making the Open Streets Detroit event happen, she is the Founder & Executive Director of the MoGo Detroit Bike Share.

Sven Gustafson (left) with Lisa Nuszkowski (right)

Show highlights:

  • The upcoming Open Streets Detroit this weekend [1m18s] (October 1) and all of the activities running from Beacon Park in downtown Detroit all the way through Southwest Detroit.
  • We get an update on the Detroit bike share system, MoGo [8m54s] that has 430 bikes across 43 stations.
  • MoGo Bike share will be offering free rides throughout Open Streets Detroit on October 1. [10m42s]
  • How has education been going [12m01, and what about theft and other challenges? [18m49s]
  • What about funding? How does that play into making the MoGo project more equitable? [19m58s]
  • Sven asks about expansion to the rest of the city? And maybe the suburbs? It’s a real possibility. It’s a matter of funding (Editor’s note: MoGo is not a government service provided by the city of Detroit. It’s has a nonprofit structure). [24m32s]

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