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LISTEN: New Cass-Henry Historic District With Eric Kehoe, MoGo Expansion, Red Bull Arts Detroit, & Amazon Hiring

On today’s show, we dive into yesterday’s late-breaking news about Detroit City Council’s vote to establish the new Cass-Henry Historic District in the shadow of Little Caesars Arena. The district includes two buildings owned by the Ilitch family that they’ve proposed to demolish as part of the District Detroit project. We speak with Eric Kehoe, president of the board of directors at Preservation Detroit, about the significance of making it a historic district and what it means for those...

Bike Share Program In Detroit Is Expanding Into These 5 Suburbs

Bike sharing is rockin’ the suburbs (with all apologies to Ben Folds). One year into a successful launch in greater downtown Detroit, the nonprofit MoGo is expanding into more Detroit neighborhoods and five suburban cities. The regional expansion includes the cities of Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak. “People’s transportation needs don’t stop at city borders,” said Lisa Nuszkowski, founder and executive director, MoGo. “Expansion of bike share sends an important...

Detroit's Bike Sharing Program Is One Of The Most Affordable In The United States

Biking sharing programs have become popular across the country since they started popping up in 2010. Detroit’s own bike sharing program, MoGo, has just made it in the top 10 for Most Affordable Bike Share Programs in the United States. The website Instamotor looked at 55 bike sharing programs across the country to see who had the most affordable rates. The rankings were compiled by taking the cost of a single-day use compared to the average hourly wage in each city. MoGo made it to the...

MoGo Bike Share Tops 100,000 Rides Since Rolling Out

When the new bike share program serving the city of Detroit launched, MoGo, the criticisms were swift and ranged from “they’re all going to get stolen” to “no one is going to care.” But according to new data put out by MoGo, an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the service has hit some key milestones over the five months since launch. * There have been more than 100,000 MoGo bike share trips taken * 2,000 Monthly and Annual passes have been sold * 17% of those passes sold wer...

PODCAST: Open Streets Detroit And A MoGo Bike Share Update With Lisa Nuszkowski

[smart_track_player url=”″ image=”” download=”true” social_gplus=”false” social_linkedin=”true” social_email=”true” twitter_username=”TheDailyDetroit” ] 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...

For Day To Day Usage, MoGo Bike Share Beats The QLINE Hands Down

When it comes to practicality, the QLINE streetcar has been a disappointment. Our team is pretty bike- and walk- friendly, and will take the bus if the timing makes sense. We have contributors who live near the QLINE and the MoGo stations, and others who live near bus lines and use them (in the suburbs, too). When both opened earlier this year, we had multiple debates over which service was going to come out on top. It was evenly split between bike share lovers and believers in the power o...

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