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Southfield starts bike-share program for residents, visitors

Posted at 9:12 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 09:12:40-04

A suburban Detroit community has started a bike-sharing program to help residents and visitors get around town.

Southfield says nearly two dozen bikes will be available for on-demand, local trips for riders 18 and older. Bike-share stations have been installed in seven locations and will have three to five bikes each.

The bike-share provider is Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Zagster. The company operates more than 160 bike-share programs in 35 states.

The Southfield City Centre Advisory Board is sponsoring a one-year trial period for the program. The trial period includes all maintenance and insurance.

City Planner Terry Croad says Southfield "is working to become more pedestrian and bike-friendly" and the bike-share will complement the newly paved Northwestern Highway Pathway and Greenway.