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Detroit News, MoGo Gets Bigger and Thomas Leeper, Every Linear Mile

By Daily Detroit

Blame it on the bollards: We’ve got bikes on the brain here today at Daily Detroit.  A quick weekend trip to Columbus, Ohio, plus this feature in the Los Angeles Times about what LeBron James’ new bike commute might be like, also make us realize that we have it better than many other cities. Detroit’s bicycling infrastructure, nearly non-existent just a decade ago, is now legitimately something to brag about, with new protected bike lanes popping up on East Jefferson and Cass Avenue, more greenways planned and the MoGo bike share program in expansion mode. On today’s Daily Detroit News Byte podcast, we talk more about that expansion with Lisa Nuszkowski, MoGo’s founder and executive director, and Justin Lyons, Ferndale’s planning director. As we reported last week, MoGo plans to expand in Detroit and five inner-ring suburbs. And we can now confirm that the Livernois “Avenue of Fashion” is the next Detroit neighborhood to get bike sharing. Starting next spring, MoGo will add 30 new stations and about 150 bikes to the Avenue of Fashion and the suburbs of Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park and Royal Oak.  We also have an interview on the show with Thomas Leeper. He’s the creative force behind the website, Every Linear Mile and he’s literally chronicling every mile of street in the city of Detroit from two wheels. Here’s what else is on the show: Detroit City Council member Gabe Leland faces a new extortion lawsuit A new financial tech incubator and coworking space comes to Detroit Ford’s Corktown campus will get a pair of parking decks Detroit City FC’s new Fieldhouse gets an opening date And Ferndale’s OM Cafe is closing

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