Friday, April 25, 2014

Take a look at the official bike of the new Philly Bike Share program

As you know, we're huge proponents of alternative modes of transportation here at Pennsporter. What makes Philly such an amazing city to live in and visit is the fact that it's easily walkable, bikeable, and mass transit-able.

Mayor Nutter rides a sample bike back in 2008 (via)

Well, traveling around Philly is about to get easier as the Philly Bike Share program is one step closer to realization as Mayor Nutter announced today that a 60 station, 600 bike sharing service will be implemented by Spring of 2015.

Also, the official bicycles were on hand at the announcement. Take a look:


In his article for Next City, Jon Geeting explains:

Philly has the highest rate of bike commuting of the 10 largest U.S. cities, with bicycle mode share twice as high as that of the next-best city, Chicago. Neighborhoods in Center City and South Philly are in the same league as all-stars like Portland and Minneapolis for bicycle ridership. With bike share allegedly rolling out next year, and car share networks gaining popularity, it’s only going to get easier and more convenient to live car-free.
And so, we ask you again -- would you use Philly Bike Share to get around town when it is implemented next spring?

Would you like to see a station (or two) in Pennsport? If so, where and if not, why the heck not?

Drop us a line in the comments, on Faceboor of the Twitter with your thoughts on Philly Bike Share.

3 comments:

  1. This is outstanding.

    There is a significant issue with helmets and bike sharing, particularly for occasional visitors to the city. I don't know how best to solve it, just that I did not feel safe when I used bike sharing recently in SF, and other riders saw fit to remind me I wasn't safe.

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    1. Thomas,

      Access to bike helmets is something I hadn't thought of when considering issues with Bike Share and yet it makes the most sense.

      Did anyone in SF offer any recommendations for your lack of bike helmet?

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

      -Jim

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