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CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

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While you spent your time relaxing this past weekend, the team at CoGo was busy working. The local bike share system upgraded three of its most popular station locations to add a bit of extra bike capacity to the system as the first phase of a larger expansion plan occurring this year.

Four additional bike docks were added to stations located at Schiller Park in German Village, next to the White Castle and Second and High in the Short North, and next to the Victorian Village Giant Eagle at Neil and Buttles.

“We are excited about the increased capacity this brings to the CoGo system,” said Heather Bowden, General Manager of CoGo Bike Share. “We’ve been listening to the needs our users, and this was a great first-step in expanding the CoGo network to better serve the needs of our loyal members and users.”

The phased expansion plans are made possible in part to a $1.25 million five-year grant from Medical Mutual, which was announced in July. Rumors indicate that further expansion this fall could include brand new stations serving Harrison West, The Near East Side and Franklinton neighborhoods.

To date, CoGo Bike Share users have logged over 161,000 miles on over 60,000 trips on the system’s bikes.

For more info on CoGo, visit www.cogobikeshare.com.

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4 Responses to CoGo Bike Share Expands Three Popular Station Locations

  1. Ben
    Ben August 19, 2014 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm

    Hmm, these 3 spots which require expanding are all at the edge of the CoGo territory boundaries… seems like a good sign that riders are ready for the coverage area to expand!

    • Walker Evans
      Walker Evans August 19, 2014 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm

      Exactly. I know I’ve used that station at Second and High quite often because it’s the farthest one north. If there were more stations further north, I imagine it wouldn’t be quite as busy and might spread some of the congestion to other stations that would also be highly utilized.

  2. CRP August 20, 2014 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm

    If you’re interested, you can go here http://bit.ly/1viNGcH to see CoGo’s data on their most popular stations, and the destinations.

  3. Mike88 August 21, 2014 7:22 am at 7:22 am

    Glad to see they’re expanding but I do wish the checking was 45-60min instead of 30.

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