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Bike Share


Beginning in the autumn of 2014 Philadelphia will join other leading cities, including Washington, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in deploying a bike sharing system that will provide convenient, on-demand access to bicycles for short distance trips. Bike sharing will be an affordable, healthy, safe, environmentally sustainable addition to Philadelphia’s transportation options.
Implementing a top-quality system will boost the City’s transportation network and further advance Philadelphia’s position as a city of choice. Mayor Nutter has committed $3 million of the City’s capital budget as the seed for bringing a world class bike share system to Philadelphia in 2014. The program is expected to cost between $10-15 million which will be raised from State and Federal grants as well as private sponsors.

In Philadelphia, a system of 150 to 200 bike share stations and 1,000 to 2,000 bikes will serve an area that stretches from the Delaware River into West Philadelphia, from the Navy Yard through Center City to North Philadelphia beyond Temple University’s main campus. The system is projected to generate nearly two million trips per year by residents, commuters, students and visitors. Bike share helps connect residents, commuters and visitors to more of Philadelphia’s businesses, institutions and attractions. It can also provide a healthy transportation alternative to a diverse group of City residents.