WHEREAS, City Council adopted Resolution #080055 (adopted January 24, 2008) calling for joint public hearings by City Council’s Committees on the Environment and Transportation and Utilities to investigate the creation of a Public Use Bicycle Programs for the City of Philadelphia; and
WHEREAS, a cycling-friendly city is consistent with the City’s Sustainability initiative and aligns well with the Mayor’s six results; and
WHEREAS, on April 30, 2008 City Council received testimony on Resolution #080055 and learned that bicycle programs; reduce urban automobile usage and congestion, reduces carbon dioxide pollution, and significantly improves public health through aerobic and anaerobic activity; and
RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA THAT Council hereby request 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..
The results of this study should be completed and presented within 6 months of passage of this resolutionCouncilwoman
Blondell Reynolds Brown
Council At - Large June 12, 2008