Advocating to bring Bike Sharing to the Philadelphia Region
Bike Sharing Videos of major systems
Bike Sharing Innovations
Bike Sharing Information on The Bike-Sharing Blog
The Bike-Sharing World Map
Bike Sharing Dock Status Maps & "Bike-o-Meter Percent Usage Statistics by O'Brein
Bike Sharing Photo Album of bike share programs from around the world
See Philadelphia Vélib' a film by Andrew
David Watson 2010
See Brittany Bonnette Ignite Philadelphia about Bike Sharing 2008
See The December 2009 Copenhagen Bike Share
Competitions Results on the
April 30, 2013
Mayor's Office of Transportation and
The Philly Bike Share Forum
at The Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University:
Bike Share Equipment Demonstration at Rittenhouse Square
10AM until the Forum
Philly Bike Share Forum & Bike Share Demonstration April 30th: http://eepurl.com/yt0cz
Bike Share - Strategic Business Plan
will be conducted by Toole Design Group and Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning during the months of February & March 2013 in response to the Request For Proposal.
121212 Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer endorses Bike share for the 3rd time!
City to Sanction Bike Share
Mayor Michael Nutter to Ask City Council for $3,000,000 to start Program
Friday December 7, 2012
Proposed system is small will not reach all constituencies.
Bike Share Philadelphia believes the system should begin covering at a minimum from Erie Avenue to the Navy Yard and from the Delaware River to 52nd Street.
Philadelphia Update and Progress Report
Monday June 18, 2012
Sister Cities Park Greenworks On
The Move event, Mayor Nutter said.
off with bicycles, we have Alta
Bicycle Share and B-Cycle here
today,” making note of the bike
bikes in the sustainable vehicles demonstration, “and I am looking
forward to having the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities
lead the effort to bring bike share to Philadelphia."
Philadelphia Sustainability Director, Katherine Gajewsky, on a B-cycle.
ago, on January 17, 2008 the Bike Share Conversation Started in Philadelphia
with the Bike Share Forum
That conversation quickly became a loud roar to bring Bike Sharing to the City. Even with over 2,000 letters sent to Mayor Michael Nutter asking him to start those wheels rolling, very little progress has been made. Without the political will to make it happen, bike share is now only a whisper in the City.
Bike sharing June 2, 2011
Video Report on Bike Sharing in USA
•Bike Share Feasibility Study Is Complete
YES to bike share!
The study verifies the viability of a Public Use Bicycle Program for the City of Philadelphia.
February 25, 2010, the feasibility study for the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities managed by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and funded by the William Penn Foundation was released a year after the deadline requested by a Philadelphia City Council Resolution of June 2008.
The study states there is a market for Public Use Bicycles in Philadelphia. It suggests starting a program with 1,750 bikes in an area to cover Center City, University City and north on Broad Street to included Temple University. Then expand the system to include all of South Philadelphia, more of West Philadelphia, and more area north of Center City to a total of 4,500 bikes.
Now after two years of Bike Share Philadelphia's advocacy to bring a Public Use Bike Program to our City and now a feasibility study that says, YES, we need to once again ask Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and his Office of Transportation and Utilities to make Bike Sharing one of their priorities in the second half of his first term. It is his stated goal to make Philadelphia the most "Sustainable City in America." Bike Sharing is a highly visible public element that can be used to achieve his goal. Please, write Mayor Nutter and let him know we need bike sharing. Write him at takeaction
•Philadelphia Vélib - short documentary film
Shown Originally on MiND TV - WYBE 35.1 DTV, Thursday, January 28, 2010
• Who we are
Bike Share Philadelphia is a network of organizations and individuals working to bring community use bicycles to Philadelphia. Bike share programs provide bicycles to the public for free or little cost in order to encourage bicycling as a viable alternative form of transportation, to reduce traffic congestion and to enhance the livability of cities. Contact us.