Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Philadelphia's Street Furniture Survey

The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities is asking the public to take a survey on street furniture (bus shelters, information kiosks, sheltered bike racks). It will use this survey to gather public opinion as it puts together a Request for Proposal (RFP). As stated in the preface to the survey:

"By the end of the year, the City of Philadelphia will issue a request for proposals (RFP) from companies to provide and maintain bus shelters and street furniture. The firms will make the shelters and furniture available for advertising opportunities, with revenue going to the City."

While the City is considering sheltered bike racks as part of this contract, it is not considering bike sharing as part of this RFP. Take a few minutes to take the survey and weigh in on this important issue. At the end of the survey, there is an open-ended question that you can use to suggest that bike sharing be incorporated into the RFP.

Bixi Bike Station 1

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