PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in Philadelphia say the city’s bike share program will begin next month.
Mayor Michael Nutter says the system will launch at noon on April 23rd with an event at Eakins Oval featuring music, brief remarks and a ceremonial ride.READ MORE: Woman Beaten To Death With Pipe In Old City 'Workplace Violence' Attack, Sources Say
Officials say the program sponsored will include 600 bicycles with a network of 70 docking stations around the city that will operate 24 hours a day all year.
Bike share users will be able to get a bike at any station and return it to any other station by using a member card or a credit or debit card.READ MORE: 2 Killed In Camden County Crash Involving Fire Truck
Nutter said in a statement that “Great cities provide residents, commuters, and visitors with great transportation and recreation options.”
Independence Blue Cross is the title sponsor of the program dubbed “Indego.”MORE NEWS: Carjackings In Philadelphia Have Nearly Tripled Since 2019; More Than 100 Already In 2022
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