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Brace yourself: cold season is coming!

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education.

The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.

With the cold season arriving, the BBSP team gathered some tools and tips on how to survive, ride, and strive this winter.  

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Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills Reunion Ride 2017

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education.

The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.

Our Better Bike Share Partnership team joined the Office of Adult Education to plan out a reunion in order to connect all participants from all the Digital Skill and Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) cohorts in one big community building to celebrate each group’s success.

The Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills program helps participants learn digital and computer skills while also learning about biking safety in the city using Indego. The program lets participants have the opportunity to join in on a group ride to put what they’ve learned about urban biking to practice.

 

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In Honor of Mr. Alan Lomax

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.

 

Written By: Azephra Hamilton

The Indego station in the heart of Strawberry Mansion has been dedicated to Mr. Alan Lomax, a former Indego Ambassador who recently passed away. Mr. Lomax has worked for decades to advocate for cycling, healthy living and community involvement. Mr. Lomax lived in Strawberry Mansion his whole life and his passion was to make life better for others in the neighborhood. He worked with the Strawberry Mansion CDC, Friends of East Park, and was an early supporter of Indego and the Cadence Youth Cycling Team.

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Better Bike Share Monthly Ride Series

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.

By Brenda Hernandez

This year, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Indego teamed up to create a series of monthly community rides.
The Indego Monthly Ride Series help communities practice more on in city biking and connects participants to green spaces; these rides help community members feel more comfortable riding in through the city from their neighborhoods, get to know different parts of Philadelphia parks and recreational services, while learning how to use a healthier source of transportation that is Indego.

This past month, the BBSP team led community participants on a historic tour from Parkside neighborhood into the West Fairmount Park. The team met community members who had sign up for the event through the Indego page on the Monthly Ride Series, at Parkside and Girard Indego station. Before the start of the ride, community participants were given a brief urban basic biking class. The urban riding basics class talked about being safety and gives healthy tips, preparing community participants before the start of the ride so they feel more comfortable riding.

After preparing community members with the urban biking basics, the BBSP team took the group and start the ride leading them to the West Fairmount Park Trail, where participants strolled to the Cherry Blossom field then rode and passed by next to the amazing Japanese House and lead a brief stop to stretch and experience the amazing “whispering walls” at the Avenue of the Republic, the end of the bike ride community participants rode back into the station and where really enthusiastic about the next group ride.

The Bicycle Coalition’s Better Bike Share team would like to thank everyone who has come to each monthly ride. These rides have created connections while increasing healthy living and helped participants increase their knowledge on riding and invite other communities.

Our ride series is on the third Saturday of every month, reserve your spot today for the last one of the season!
Ride Series September 23rd

Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills at APM

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Thanks to the Better Bike Share Partnership, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems has teamed up with the Office of Adult Education to run Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills, a  training course for adult learners that combines building digital skills with learning about Indego and bicycling.

This will be the 6th cohort since Digital Skills began in 2016. Participants will learn digital skills at their own pace while completing assignments related to Indego and bike sharing. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a group ride and learn safe cycling skills. Individuals who complete the program will receive a free six-month pass to Indego.

This is an online class that will have one in-person orientation, and in-person bike ride, and a celebration at the end of the course. All the work for the course will be done online at the participants’ own pace.

Sign up to participate in this free class by calling 1-844-446-3346!

Orientation Date:

Tuesday, August 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
APM Community Room, Paseo Verde Apartment
1950 N. 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

This program is a collaboration between Indego, the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, the Better Bike Share Partnership, the Office of Innovation Technology, the Office of Adult Education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and the KEYSPOT network. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JBP Foundation.

Looking Back: Ambassador Spotlight with Marisa Jones

Marisa in the middle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non­profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.

This year, BBSP is creating a monthly mini-blog series highlighting recent community ambassadors. We will be featuring the work they’ve done as past ambassadors and update you on the amazing work they’re doing now.

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