Over the last year, the Bicycle Coalition has been working with the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities and the William Penn Foundation on a Philadelphia Bikeshare Concept Study. The study, authored by JzTI and Bonnette Consulting with additional work by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), examines the potential for success of a proposed bikeshare program in Philadelphia. The report includes a review of programs in comparable cities, demand determination for bikesharing in Philadelphia, a review of local factors and key challenges and local recommendations.
The final draft is going through its last edits and will be released in the next few weeks. The study has attracted national attention and the methods that DVRPC used to model demand for bike sharing will be presented next week at the Transportation Research Board conference in Washington, DC.
Keep your ears open for the announcement releasing the completed report!