Advocating to bring Bike Sharing to the Philadelphia Region
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 Innovations page
PHILADELPHIA WILL HAVE A B-CYCLE PROGRAM RUN BY BICYCLE TRANSIT SYSTEMS FOR APRIL 2015
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Council President Darrell Clarke co-sponsor Bike Share Approval Ordinance No. 14044900 on May 15, 2014 Read Ordinance here
It unanimously passes City Council on June 19. 2014.
Mayor Michael Nutter rides a prototype Bikeshare PHL bike for 2014 Bike to Work Day:
Philadelphia Bike Share Station:
Read the Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial April 24, 2014:
Read the Philadelphia Inquirer Article, April 24, 2014:
Read Mayor Nutter's Press release, April 24, 2014:
PHILADELPHIA ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR BIKE SHARE PROGRAM
October 25, 2013
It is envisioned that a system of 150 to 200 bike sharing stations and 1,500 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.
Philadelphia Bike Share
Program Initial Service Area:
To begin late Summer early Fall 2014
Own a business or run an Institution. Respond to the City of Philadelphia's Request of Interest to Host and-or Sponsor Bike Share station(s): The Request
•Philadelphia Vélib - short documentary film
Shown Originally on MiND TV - WYBE 35.1 DTV, Thursday, January 28, 2010
August 2013: The
Philadelphia Bike Share Strategic Business Plan is available.
The Complete Plam is now available. Read the Plan.
City of Philadelphia Bike Share web site: www.phila.gov/bikeshare
Read about Bike
Share in the August 2013 Grid Magazine:
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.
Philadelphia believes the system should begin covering at a minimum
from Erie Avenue to the Navy Yard and from the Delaware River to
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 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.
• 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.