Here's the map of potential Philly Bike Share locations that was recently released by the City of Philadelphia and one thing should immediately stand out. It ain't lookin' pretty for Pennsport or Whitman. That is, of course, unless you speak up and have your voice heard.
It's pretty simple, almost the entirety of Southeast Philadelphia has been left off of the map. It's like the world ends at Morris Street. Sure, there are a few stations that are close. Take the one at Front and Washington, for example. Or the three conveniently located on East Passyunk Avenue. That's great - except none of these stations are located within Pennsport.
What can you do about it?
Visit the website, click on the location (I chose the one located at Front and Washington) and complete the short survey if you'd like to see one placed in Pennsport, like along the rapidly development Delaware River Trail, Dickinson Square Park or even Snyder Plaza. It's quick, relatively painless and could end up being the difference in whether our neighborhood gets a bike share station the first go-around.
The question is simple: Would you use the new Philly Bike Share in Pennsport? Then let it be known!