Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Experience bike sharing this week!

Thursday, August 26th in front of the Penn Bookstore in University City at 36th & Walnut Sts, 10am to 6pm

Friday August 27th at Love Park in Center City at 15th & JFK Blvd, 10am to 6pm

Saturday, August 28th at Penn's Landing on Walnut Plaza in Old City - off Columbus Blvd at Walnut St., 10am to 6pm

You are encouraged to come and try out these bikes and this bike share station. They are from the same bike-sharing system currently being used in the Denver, Colorado B-cycle program and in this summer's Chicago, Illinois pilot program.

Experience the future of public transportation on two wheels with a system which can provide door-to-door mobility. If it can be done in Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Denver, Chicago, and will soon be on the streets of Miami Beach, San Antonio, Des Moines and Honolulu, then there is no reason why Philadelphia can't move from only a demonstration of bike sharing to the real thing.

Bike Share Philadelphia sponsors these events in cooperation with

the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, the University of Pennsylvania and the

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Assistance at the event will be provided by the Ambassadors of the Bicycle Coalition.

Come join us for a ride!

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Liz Kelley said...

Any idea how long Chestnut street will remain torn up from 38th to 30th streets? I hate commuting down Market in the morning.

Joshua said...

Email with this question, as he would know. If you don't like Market you can try Spruce which was just recently repaved from 38th - 33rd, then take 33rd to Chestnut. That at least cuts out 5 blocks.

caduceus said...

Yes, it's a real pain, and I'm extremely disappointed that no alternative was marked or offered. I believe they might be repaving tonight or this weekend. Unfortunately, between 33rd and the river there is no alternative, so I've been: riding on the sidewalk on Walnut. I haven't done such a thing in years, but I really think there is no alternative in this case - Market street is very very dangerous.