Monday, June 09, 2008

Inquirer Endorses Bike Sharing

Today's Inquirer Includes An Editorial For "Pedal Power", endorsing the creation of a bike share program in Philadelphia.


Funds to run bike-share operations typically are tied into contracts for street advertising on public "furniture" such as bus shelters and newspaper stands.

As bike ridership increases, auto congestion would lessen. The city would need to add more bike lanes on streets.

Paul Levy, head of the Center City District, says studies have already shown cycling is a quicker way to cross Center City than driving a car. The time to get to work on this idea is now, not when gas hits $6 per gallon. A pilot bike-share program will start soon in Washington, D.C."