Behind the Lens: Bike-Share Brings Ford Full Circle

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by | May 31, 2018
(David Kidd)

Henry Ford put America on wheels. His first car, the Quadricycle, rode on four bicycle wheels and managed a top speed of 20 miles per hour.

More than 100 years later, his namesake company is putting people on bike wheels again -- but this time, just two. Ford Motor Company -- recently rebranded as a “mobility company”-- has invested in a 250-station bike-share program dubbed “Ford GoBike.”

The two-wheelers are built in Detroit, less than eight miles from where Henry assembled his first car, before being shipped to San Francisco.

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