Philadelphia joins other leading cities, including Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in offering a bike sharing system. Bike sharing is an affordable, healthy, safe, sustainable addition to a city’s transportation options. For more information about Indego, visit www.rideindego.com
Philadelphia will launch a bike share system with over 60 stations and 600 bikes in spring 2015. Bike share will serve an area that stretches from the Delaware River into West Philadelphia and from the Navy Yard to North Philadelphia and Temple University’s main campus.
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities
is overseeing Philadelphia’s bike share program. The system will be operated by Bicycle Transit Systems
, a Philadelphia-based business that has assembled the most experienced bike share team in the industry. Philadelphia’s system will benefit from the experience of a team that worked to implement and operate bike share programs in Washington DC, Boston, and Chicago. Bicycle Transit Systems has partnered with Toole Design Group
for system planning and Rodriguez Consulting
for site planning. Philadelphia’s bike share bikes and stations will be provided by B-cycle
. B-cycle grew out of America’s largest bicycle manufacturer Trek Bicycles, and has more than 4,000 bike share bikes in 30 cities across the US and in Santiago, Chile. B-cycle bike share systems have helped riders log over 1.7 million trips on a bike designed specifically for bike sharing.