Behind the Scenes: Bringing an Indego Station to Vare Recreation Center

In late August, Indego installed a station at one of the city’s oldest recreation centers, Vare. How Indego brings new stations to a community starts with an amazing and dedicated team consisting of Bicycle Transit Systems (BTS), the City of Philadelphia, and a host of community partners. Keep reading to learn more about how the pieces came together to bring you the Indego station at 27th & Morris near Vare Recreation Center.

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BBSP Blog: Philly’s New “Wheels to Work” Program

 

This is a repost of an orinigal blog written by Kiran Herbert, Local Programs Writer and Content Manager at the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) and published on the BBSP Blog on 10/06/21.

Indego bike share launched a four-week training course that combines workforce development with learning about bicycling. Keep reading to learn more about this new program!  

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Indego Expansion Update

Reflecting on Indego’s commitment to reaching new neighborhoods and more Black and Brown communities in our 2021 system expansion.

In December 2020, we announced plans for a 2021 expansion, focusing on growing Indego’s footprint in parts of West and South Philadelphia. Let’s take a closer look at our progress and learn more about growth projections for the rest of the year. 

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Program Spotlight: Wayfinding Signage & Digital Ride Guides

Communities across Philadelphia are rich with history. Much of the development within our neighborhoods was led by everyday residents whose stories often aren’t written or spoken about, even though their impact is still felt today. Many of the stories associated with these people and places exist in documents of the past, the archives of city council, and the hearts and minds of those who witnessed these communities transform. As time moves forward, keeping track of and celebrating these memories becomes more and more important to preserve them.

The Indego team recently installed wayfinding signage to five stations in Mantua, Point Breeze, and Strawberry Mansion aimed at honoring the legacy of these neighborhoods, celebrating the unique resources they have to offer, engaging community members, and making our bike share system easier and more welcoming to use. We’re also excited to introduce the first phase of a new section of our website called Neighborhood Ride Guides, which are dedicated to these same intentions. Keep reading to discover more about these two projects and how to access them!

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Introducing the New Indego Community Engagement Manager

As Indego prepares for a large system expansion, the Bike Transit team has created a new position to further strengthen the bridge between Indego and the existing and future communities where Indego serves. We are ecstatic to introduce you to Charolyn, Indego’s new Community Engagement Manager. Keep reading to learn more about Charolyn’s background in community engagement and her goals for the upcoming expansion!  

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