Bike Share Philadelphia
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
9 AM until the Forum
Philly Bike Share Forum & Bike Share Demonstration April 30th -
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.
Philadelphia Lags Behind Northeast Corridor Cities to Institute Bike Sharing in 2012
Although Philadelphia was in the vanguard with the concept of bringing better transportation choices for its citizens through bike sharing, the city woefully lags behind the other major Northeast Corridor US cities in implementing a system. By Summer 2012, Boston, New York City, Baltimore and Washington will have bike sharing systems available for residents and tourist.
Bike Share Philadelphia Host:
SEPTA Nod To Bike
At the end of January 2011, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Board, SEPTA, approved the Transit Authorities first Sustainability Plan, “SEPTAinable The Route to Regional Sustainability” As part of the Social Element of this plan, page 10, a goal is to make more livable communities. A SEPTA initiative to achieve a community building target is: Integrate with bike-sharing programs. Bike Share Philadelphia congratulates SEPTA for its understanding that bicycles are an integral part of our region’s transportation system. Bike-sharing is a solution for fixed route transit systems to complete the “first and last mile” of a user’s trip. We look forward to SEPTAinable implementation.
•Bike Sharing Explodes Across the US in 2011
These US cities' governments have embraced Bike Sharing and expect to start
operation or start construction of bike sharing systems this year:
Boston, Baltimore, Boulder, Chattanooga, Chicago, Des Moines, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Nashville, New York City, Seattle, San Antonio and San Francisco with the cities of the San Mateo Peninsula. These join the operating systems of Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Miami Beach and Denver.
•Bike Share Demonstrations in Philadelphia October 28th & 29th 2010
Bike Share Philadelphia will sponsor Bike Share demonstrations:
Thursday, October 28th at 19th & The Ben Franklin Parkway, 4 PM to 8:30 PM, in front of the Academy of Natural Sciences
Friday August 29th at JFK Plaza (Love Park) - 15th & JFK Blvd, 9 AM to 2 PM
Demonstration bikes will be from the London, Washington, DC, Minneapolis and Montréal bike-sharing programs. This demonstration is co-sponsored by Alta Bicycle Share Company.
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Riding in the Innovation Lane
On Thursday evening, October 28, 2010, at the Academy of Natural Sciences
The Cities for Cycling program will highlight some of the best bike-friendly innovations from other cities across America. Presenters will take a critical look at how to continue to bring cycling innovations to Philadelphia.
We know that the best innovation to quickly bring more and better bicycling to our city is bike sharing!
Please come hear the panel discussion. Let them know what Philadelphia needs is bike sharing now!
The Academy of Natural Sciences
19th & The Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
•Bike Share Demonstrations in Philadelphia August 26th, 27th & 28th 2010
Bike Share Philadelphia will sponsor a Bike Share demonstrations:
Thursday, August 26th at 36th & Walnut Streets, 10 AM to 6 PM, in front of the Penn Bookstore in University City in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania.
Friday August 27th at JFK Plaza (Love Park) - 15th & JFK Blvd, 10 AM to 6 PM, in cooperation with the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities.
Saturday, August 28th at Penn's Landing on the Walnut Plaza, 10 AM to 6 PM, in cooperation with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation..
The equipment on display will be available to tryout. It is the same Bike Share equipment currently being used in the Denver, Colorado system and in this summer's Chicago, Illinois pilot program.
Come join us for a ride!
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•Street Furniture Forum
Philadelphia Street Furniture Survey-October 2009
The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities held a Public Forum to discuss a new Philadelphia Street Furniture, bus shelters, information kiosk etc., but did not include Bike Sharing! We await the results of an internet survey on what the public really wants.
•Bicycle people ideas in motion Philadelphia
Bike Share Philadelphia displayed a prototype of the Vélobleu bicycle in use in Nice, France during July and August.
Supports Creation of Bike Share in the City
On April 29, 2009 the Mayor's Office of Sustainability issues its guide to make Philadelphia the Greenest City in America, Greenworks Philadelphia. As a guide to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled by 10%, read on page 59: support the creation of a bike sharing program.
•January 2009 Bike Share Demonstration & Special Movie Night
For the one year anniversary of our Bike Share Movement in Philadelphia, an operational solar powered, wifi enabled 3rd Generation Public Use Bicycle (bike share) station and bicycles from Public Bike Systems was installed and available for the public to try in front the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore on January 15, 2009 then placed in front of the Academy of Natural Sciences on January 16, 2009.
Despite single digit freezing temperatures, hundreds of Philadelphians wanting Public Use Bicycling came to see and use this system. On the evening of the 16th, almost two hundred souls braved the cold to enjoy at the Academy. We all viewed films Read the media reports on the demonstration in the 2009 section on the news page
• Last Ride on South Street Bridge December 2008
Bike Share Philadelphia rides with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the South Street Bridge Coalition in the Last Ride over the South Street Bridge before its 24 month closure for demolition and reconstruction. Bike Share Philadelphia brings a borrowed Public Use Bicycle to ride with the last bikes over the old bridge. This is in anticipation that a Public Use Bike from Philadelphia’s First Bike Share Program will be one of the first bikes to ride over the New South Street Bridge in 2010.
• Bike Sharing Station in Design Philadelphia - October 2008
Bike Share Philadelphia arranged for a bike sharing station display as part of A CLEAN BREAK, a pop-up neighborhood of modern and sustainable design at 313 South Broad Street. In conjunction with Design Philadelphia and National Design Week 2008, this life size neighborhood will be on display from from 11 AM to 7 PM from October 17th to 30th. Come see one of Humana Health System's first Freewheel!n Bike Share Program card activated (information technology) bike share stations.
• Bike Sharing Demonstration - September 19, 2008
The first multi-station Bike Sharing program in the City is a huge success!
Even though it
was one day only, Bike Share Philadelphia with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater
Philadelphia, Fuji Bicycles and FRES of the University of Pennsylvania operated two bike
sharing stations for National Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia.
Riders enjoyed picking up bicycles for an one hour free use at
either 16th and Locust or 34th and Walnut Streets. They enjoyed the
link with PATCO,
a ride around the corner, a ride to Penn or a ride to Center City
Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia
• Mayor Nutter Announces Feasibility Study
September 14, 2008
The City is partnering with the William Penn Foundation to start a group to study a possible bike share program in Philadelphia. This group is working with key stakeholders to develop a business plan and policy recommendations that will ensure a bike sharing program that is not only successful and sustainable, but also a national model of excellence.
• City Council Investigates
the Creation of Bike Sharing and
Request Study to Determine Station Locations in Philadelphia
On June 12, 2008, Philadelphia City Council passes a resolution requesting the Administration and the Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities to commission a study to provide recommendations on location, demand, and usage for Public Use Bicycle stations for the entire area encompassed by the city limits of Philadelphia and to explore the various business models used for such systems. Download PDF here: resolution june.pdf
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Brittany Bonnette of Philly Bike Share at Ignite Philly
• Philadelphia Inquirer Endorses
June 9, 2008 Editorial "Pedal Power"
• Over 1500 Letters Sent To Mayor Nutter Support Bike Sharing. Keep the Study on time!
Take Action - Send Your Letter To The Mayor.
Let Philadelphia's Mayor know that Bike Sharing has to be part of the near Future of Philadelphia!
Email the Mayor on the take action page.
• Mayor Nutter Rides a
Bike Share bike on
Bike To Work Day
• Philadelphia Daily News Endorses
May 2, 2008 Editorial "Wheel Good Idea"
On April 30, 2008 a Special Joint
hearing of the Transportation and Environment Committees was held to
investigate the creation of a Philadelphia Bike Sharing Program.
Philadelphia City Council in its first 2008 Session passes
Resolution to hold hearing to investigate the creation of a Public
Use Bicycle Program on April 30, 2008.
Download PDF here:
Thanks to everyone who came to the Hearing
Thursday, January 17, 2008
- Academy of Natural Sciences
TAKE ACTION - Send a letter to Mayor Michael Nutter
Let Philadelphia's new Mayor know Bike Sharing has to be part of the Future of Philadelphia!
Email the Mayor on the take action page.
Watch the entire the Forum: 2 hours
If video does not play, use link: Bike Share Philadelphia Forum
Public Use Bicycle Programs (bike sharing) are changing urban transportation in cities all over the world. The Forum explains the benefits of successful bike sharing systems now operating in Europe and the USA.
Gilles Vesco is the Vice-président Communauté urbaine de Lyon, France. He oversees the municipal government’s wildly successful Vélo’V system implemented in Lyon and duplicated in Paris. Copy of Presentation
Nate Kvamme is the Director of Humana’s Innovation Center. He helped to develop bike sharing program Freewheelin for Humana Hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky. Copy of Presentation
Russell Meddin is the Founder of Bike Share Philadelphia.
The Bike Share Philadelphia Public Forum helping to bring public use bicycles to the streets of Philadelphia.
Free Bicycle Valet Parking was courtesy of Neighborhood Bike Works
Bike Share Philadelphia Forum - 17 January 2008, Short Clip
• Spread the word.
We need your help spreading the word about bike sharing. You can download and print our BSP Posters, Join our Facebook Group, and of course have family and friends send a letter to Mayor Nutter on the Take Action page.