City of Philadelphia
Request for Proposal
Host a Share Station
Strategic Business Plan
Complete Business Plan
"I've been impressed with the seriousness with which the City is approaching launching a bike share system. I expect the system will be operationally self-sufficient & leverage a small City investment to have a large impact."
- Robert Victor, Senior VP of Strategic & Financial Planning, Comcast
"Sponsoring & hosting a bike share stations at the Cira Centre & our other properties in Philadelphia is an obvious business decision. Property owners who are serious about providing transportation options & quality amenities to their tenants are going to support bike share."
- Jerry Sweeney, CEO, Brandywine Realty Trust
"Bike Share is an exciting program that is already creating a new dynamism in some of the world's greatest cities. Tenants from The Navy Yard to Comcast Center have embraced bike commuting & many more are poised to take advantage of this new transportation option."
- Bill Hankowsky, CEO, Liberty Property Trust
"For our students, faculty & staff, bikes share is sure to become an important transportation option, which is why we expect Penn to be home to several stations."
- Marie Witt , VP for Business Services, UPenn
"Bike sharing is a natural fit for the city & GlaxoSmithKline, as it is completely in line with our goal of building healthy communities everywhere we work & live."
- Michael Fleming, Head, Corporate Engagement
"A community bike share could transform not only how people travel in Philadelphia, but also how they exercise & stay well."
- Daniel J. Hilferty, President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross
"Bike Sharing in Philadelphia has a unique opportunity to bring an inexpensive & flexible form of transportation to the people that really need that. More than half of all Philadelphians who live below the poverty line will live within walking distance of a bike share station."
- Alex Doty, Executive Director of the BCGP
"The progress made by the City and the Bike Share Advisory Group has positioned Philadelphia to truly have a chance at creating one of the most innovative bike share programs in the United States."
- Russell Meddin, Bike Share Philadelphia
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.
Proposed Deployment Area
Suggest Bike Share Location
Arts & Culture
Transportation & Utilities
People We Serve
Right to Know Policy