Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. joined in the launch of the Zagster bike share program in Downtown Dearborn in June, kicking off yet another aspect of the city’s bikeability initiatives under his leadership.
Mayor O’Reilly knows connecting our downtowns and neighborhoods through non-motorized transportation is yet a progressive way to keep Dearborn appealing with amenities active residents expect and new residents desire. It also boosts the customer base for the downtown areas.
“Bike sharing is another great way for visitors to experience Dearborn, either for the first time or through another look. People have come to expect this opportunity in destination cities, and we consider Dearborn one of those. It complements other biking activities and our plans for many more miles of bike paths and lanes.
“It is an engaging part of our mobility initiatives and fits in with our commitment to sustainability, to promoting our downtowns and to attracting millennials and others who like an active and green lifestyle,” Mayor O’Reilly said.
The bike share program was made possible through a generous donation from Donald and Mary Kosch and Beaumont Health. It is also part of the Healthy Dearborn program.