DETROIT (WWJ) – More bicycles are coming to downtown Detroit. The city of Detroit Thursday selected the vendor Shift Transit to provide more than 400 bikes and set-up dozens of stations for its public bike share system.

Lisa Nuszkowski with Detroit Bike Share says there will be easy access to getting your ride on once they determine where the bike stations will be.

There will be several factors will determine where the stations are located says Nuszkowski.

“We haven’t determined where the station locations are going to be but we will certainly be looking at things like connection to transit, density of housing, density of employment, centers, activities … and where some of the infrastructure to support riding are located.”

“We are going to have about 42 stations, that will be located through greater downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods, and people will be able to walk up to a station and check out a bike whether you have a membership already, or whether you need to purchase one at the station. You will be able to do that,” says Buszkowski.

Nuszkowski says people will be able to rent bikes through a network of wireless solar-powered kiosks starting sometime next spring.


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