PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Indego bike-sharing program in Philadelphia is rolling well, now marking its first six months of operations with more users than other cities, like Washington and Boston did, for the same time period.
Since its April launch, more than 7,200 people have signed on as monthly members. Another 40,000 people paid for a single ride, to check out Indego.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Delaware Valley As Rain Transitions Into Snow
Denise Goren of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities says as they look to expand the program’s 700 rental bikes at 73 docking stations, they will make a push into lower income neighborhoods.READ MORE: Bobby Henon Resigns From Philadelphia City Council 2 Months After Bribery Conviction
She says advocates will stop in at community based literacy training centers to increase awareness.
“We’re doing all we can to help people enroll online to become members, but we’ll also do literacy training, as well as bike riding training at those key spots in the months ahead.”MORE NEWS: Men Injured In Double Shooting Near Southwest Philadelphia Gas Station, Police Say
Philadelphia began its bike share program as the only big city offering a cash payment option, but only 50 monthly members pay with cash.