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Indego Bike Share Roundup

We’re at Eakins Oval getting ready to @RideIndego! pic.twitter.com/mh0WORcllT — Bike Coalition Phila (@bcgp) April 23, 2015 Philadelphia entered the 21st Century at 11:30am yesterday as the city unleashed its very own bike share program. Today, and from now on, you can use bikes as a new form of public transportation to get around Philadelphia whenever […]

Bikes a BIG Issue at Next Great City Mayoral Forum

Six of Philly’s seven Democratic mayoral candidates came out to Next Great City’s mayoral forum on sustainability issues on Tuesday night and guess what: bicycling was a huge issue for the candidates on stage. The event was covered by a number of Philly news outlets, including the Inquirer, Billy Penn, Philadelphia Magazine, Green Philly Blog, Newsworks and Philly […]

IndeGo is Philadelphia’s Bike Share System!

The mayor’s office held a press conference this morning in City Hall to announce Philadelphia’s bike share corporate sponsor and a name for the program. Independence Blue Cross, Mayor Michael Nutter announced, will contribute $1.7 million per year into the program, which will open later this year with a fleet of 600 bicycles. It will […]

Why We’re Thankful: Bike Share

This blog is part of our year-end “Why We’re Thankful” series, highlighting the Bicycle Coalition’s—and your—accomplishments of 2014. Lots of cities around the world have bike share systems nowadays. Philadelphia does not. But in June, City Council approved a Bike Share system for Philadelphia, making sure the system will become reality in the spring. And hey, […]

The Better Bike Share Partnership

In Philadelphia, we want to create a bike share system that is used and valued by a true cross section of Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is working with Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, People for Bikes and Bicycle Transit Systems to create a socially […]

Region Awarded Mixed Bag of Multi-Modal Fund Projects

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent Pennsylvania government agency, announced on Sepember 10th the recipients of its Multimodal Transportation Fund grants. This fund is separate than the Multimodal Fund operated by PennDOT.  Both funds were created by Act 89 (the transportation funding bill) that the legislature passed in November 2013.  The funds’ purposes are “to […]

Seeking Qualitative Research Firms to Bid on Bike Share Focus Group Work

One of our things (as in, “Hey Morton, that Bicycle Coalition – what’s its thing?”) is ensuring that Philadelphia’s approaching bike share system is accessible to all residents of all backgrounds and incomes. Towards that end, we have posted a RFQ (Request for Quotes) to partner with us and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) in […]

We’re Hiring: Bike Share Community Liaison

UPDATE: Due to heavy interest in this position, we are moving the application deadline up a week. The new deadline is August 22nd. We’ve also created a PDF of the job description, which you can find here. Bike share is coming to Philly next spring, and we are gearing up for its arrival with new […]

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