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Building a Healthier Latinx Community

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

Having a healthier Latinx community while creating a supportive space that empowers Transgender youth has inspired Emmanuel Coreano to work with Indego.

We recently sat down with Emmanuel Coreano, community recruiter for Trans Informacion Project at GALAEI, and former member of the TIP youth program, to talk about his experiences and what made him strive toward becoming an advocate for building a healthy culture within his community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use GoPhillyGo for origin to destination Indego directions!

GoPhillyGo.org, the free online mapping site for the greater Philadelphia area from Clean Air Council, has now released a mobile version for use on all devices. Designed to make getting around without a car both easy and fun, GoPhillyGo is now available on the go. You’ll be able to take the ultimate trip-planning tool for biking, walking, and public transit with you—anywhere you go, any time you need it. What’s particularly exciting is that GoPhillyGo can now help you plan your Indego trips from start to end.

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Meet March’s Passholder of the Month: Brendon Shank

Welcome to Indego’s Passholder of the Month series! This is only awarded to (12) passholders each year. So, it’s a pretty big deal. The ones who ride often and/or share their Indego adventures to social media get this kind of special treatment.

Once crowned, the winner gets a grand tour of the Indego wheelhouse, hangs out with the team, gets a lot of swag and so much more. Meet our March winner, Breandon Shank!

 

Name: Brendon Shank (@bshank)
Occupation/Interest: VP of Social Media and PR at Domus, Inc.
Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital
Favorite thing about Philly: Definitely the people. Those people and their passion for the city make Philly a fantastic place for my two boys to grow up.
 
When did you become a Passholder and why?
I think it was when it was first introduced (founding member here! woot!). It was around Bike to Work Day two years ago. The weather was beautiful and I remember riding for the very first time. It totally brought me back to the freedom and fun of when I used to ride bikes as a kid, except it was part of my commute.
I was hooked right away. Since then, it’s been a part of my commute and preferred way to get around the city.

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Meet February’s Passholder of the Month: Tykee James

Welcome to Indego’s Passholder of the Month series! This is only awarded to (12) passholders each year. So, it’s a pretty big deal. The ones who ride often and/or share their Indego adventures to social media get this kind of special treatment.

Once crowned, the winner gets a grand tour of the Indego wheelhouse, hangs out with the team, gets a lot of swag and so much more. Meet our February winner, Tykee James!

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Exploring Cycling as a Tool for Youth Suicide Prevention

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.

To start off the new year, the Better Bike Share Partnership and Indego Community Ambassador Sarah-Ashley Andrews teamed up to raise awareness about suicide prevention and celebrate the ending of Dare 2 Hope’s “iDare 2 Be,” a school program educating youth about suicide prevention through a series of workshops at High Roads Academy in North Philadelphia.

 

During the 6 week program, Sarah-Ashley dedicated one week to sharing with students how cycling can help heal and also be used as a healthy mental resource.

“Bike Share was used as an example of what healthy living looks like, we dedicated one week of programming to focus on cycling and how to used exercised to help with coping skills and relieve stress,” stated Andrews. She noted that by sharing her story of being a Better Bike Share Ambassador and using bike share with her program Dare2Hope was also a visual way for her students to see how beneficial bike riding can be.

Andrew invited Waffiyyah Murray and Brenda Hernandez from the Bicycle Coalition to share their stories and the work they do for Indego & Better Bike Share.

“A goal of mine when planning out the program was to expose the student to young professionals who had nontraditional careers and helping them explore different career paths and broadening their horizons” Andrew adds “The Students were intrigued and excited to work with both Brenda and Waffiyyah in the near future.”

Better Bike Share sponsored the iDare2Be closing celebration where students and staff gathered for food, program reflections, giveaways and more! We at Better Bike Share, would like to thank our ambassador Sarah-Ashley for all the hard work she puts in the community, raising awareness with youth and contributing to the Better Bike Share programs. We look forward to continuing to help out the community with Dare 2 Hope as well as iDare 2 Be and other organizations and community that need the help all across Greater Philadelphia.

Meet January’s Passholder of the Month: Katie Pizziketti

We are excited to launch the brand new Indego Passholder of the Month series! This is only awarded to (12) passholders each year. So, it’s a pretty big deal. The ones who ride often and/or share their Indego adventures to social media get this kind of special treatment.

To officially launch this, we challenged the Indego community to ride through the winter months and share their adventures via social media for a chance to win several prizes, including becoming the Passholder of the Month!

Once crowned, the winner gets a grand tour of the Indego wheelhouse, hangs out with the team, gets a lot of swag and so much more. Meet our first winner, Katie Pizziketti (@katiepizziyoga)!
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