With urban bicycling all the rage these days, you can bike big cities and avoid the traffic scrum.
It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.
Learn what a bike share is, how it works and which cities are taking part in the program.
Rina Cutler, deputy mayor for transportation, unveiled the names of the vendors during an event at the foot of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She said implementation has been postponed until next spring.
The city’s bike sharing program, which was shelved five years ago, is back on the table and could be implemented in Philadelphia in about a year or so.
The city intends to roll out a program next year in which customers will be able to help themselves to a sturdy bike for a short time, paying at the self-service docking stations by the day or through an annual membership.
City Hall is now officially pushing a “bike share” program and will be asking City Council to help fund it to get it started.
There will be three bicycles for residents to share at each of five Dranoff Properties’ buildings: three in center city, one in Manayunk, and one on the Camden waterfront.