In the spring of 2015 Philadelphia will join other leading cities, including Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in launching a bike sharing system. Bike sharing will be an affordable, healthy, safe, environmentally sustainable addition to Philadelphia’s transportation options. For more information about Philadelphia’s bike share, be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions
Philadelphia will launch a bike share system with 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.
Philadelphia’s bike share 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.