The Huntington Woods City Commission recently approved an agreement with bike-sharing program MoGo to operate in town. MoGo will have one station with three bikes in front of the Gillham Recreation Center.

The Huntington Woods City Commission recently approved an agreement with bike-sharing program MoGo to operate in town. MoGo will have one station with three bikes in front of the Gillham Recreation Center.

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Huntington Woods approves MoGo operation for city

Ferndale hopes bike-sharing program will be installed in August

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published July 22, 2019

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FERNDALE/HUNTINGTON WOODS — The wheels continue to turn on bike-sharing program MoGo coming to Oakland County, with Huntington Woods recently taking a step to bring it to its borders.

At its July 16 meeting, the City Commission approved an agreement with MoGo to operate in Huntington Woods, along with a memorandum of understanding with the city of Detroit for the administration of a Federal Transit Administration grant to help develop and deploy the program.

“We’re glad to be a part of this regional transportation solution and happy to try it out and see how we use it,” Commissioner Michelle Elder said.

Huntington Woods will have one station in the city, which City Manager Amy Sullivan said will be located in front of the Gillham Recreation Center, 26325 Scotia Road. She further stated that it will have three bikes for the seven docks at the station, but she does not know at this time exactly when it might be installed.

“I expect sometime this fall,” she said.

The cost that Huntington Woods has to match to install the station is $5,180, but that will be covered by the Huntington Woods Men’s Club. The ongoing annual maintenance cost will be $514.

Elder said having just three bikes at the beginning is a great way to see how well the community is going to respond to MoGo and if bike-sharing fits in Huntington Woods.

“It promotes more connectivity to other places, like Royal Oak and Ferndale,” she said. “It will provide better mobility for our residents and better connectivity to those places where you might go, where you might bike over to.”

As for Ferndale, City Planner Justin Lyons said in an email that there will be seven MoGo stations in the city, but the locations have yet to be finalized.

Lyons is hopeful that the stations will be installed “sometime in August.”

Mayor Dave Coulter said he’s excited to finally bring the bike-sharing program into Ferndale.

“We’re ready to go and we’re excited that so many communities around us are agreeing to partner with this, because together none of us are probably large enough, but collectively it can have a big impact for our part of south Oakland County,” he said.

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