Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Philly Bike Share On Agenda at Seven Community Meetings Starting Today

Bike share is coming! Bike share is coming!

The business plan for bike share in Philadelphia was completed in August and the search for a vendor is on. Philadelphia will soon see an expansion of the public transportation system through short-term, on-demand bicycle rental (aka bike share). Bike share has been transforming cities in the US and throughout the world by providing convenient, affordable transportation for those short trips that SEPTA doesn’t cover and where a car just doesn’t make sense. Free yourself from the bonds of parking angst. Use bike share to run a quick errand or complete your commute by rail or bus!

Hear all about bike share this fall as Aaron Ritz, Active Transportation Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia, makes the rounds of civic associations to bring you up-to-date on the progress so far and to have your questions answered.

Below is a schedule of meeting currently scheduled:

November 12:
South of South Street Neighborhood Triangles Committee Meeting
6:00 PM
Location: 1901 Christian Street

November 12
Logan Square Board Meeting 
Starts at 7 PM, MOTU scheduled for 7:20. 
Location: Franklin Institute, 5th Floor Conference Room. Use business entrance just N of grand staircase on 20th Street.

November 18
South Street West Business Association
6:00 PM 
Location: Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South St in the basement

November 18:
Powelton Village Community Association 
7:30 PM 
Location: Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3500 Baring Street

November 19
Queen Village/Bella Vista Community Association 
7:30 PM 
Location: Palumbo Recreation Center, 10th & Fitzwater Streets (enter on 10th)

November 20
Lower Moyamensing 
Location: Bomb Bomb, 1026 Wolf Street (The Neighborhood Happy Hour begins at 5pm, prior to the presentation.)

December 10
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp. 
6:00 PM 
Location: 301 N. 9th Street on the north side of 9th & Vine

If you have a community organization that would like to schedule a presentation, call Susan Dannenberg at 215-715-9159. If you can’t wait to find out what is going on, go to the City’s website: www.phila.gov/bikeshare or read this promotional brochure.