We’re about to kick off our 2023 expansion! Here are some details about Indego’s expansion plans for the rest of the year.
In 2022 and into the first few months of 2023, Indego added 42 new stations, 866 new docking points, and 750 new electric bikes to the fleet. We were able to grow the service area into Allegheny West and fill out more of East Falls, Kingsessing, Whitman, and other parts of Center City, West, South, and North Philadelphia.
We continue to uphold our commitment to providing service to Black and historically underserved communities and have been actively installing stations in marginalized neighborhoods. To do this, Indego’s Community Engagement team has worked closely with different community stakeholders to help with station planning and implementation. We also received 1,500 responses from our suggest-a-station form which has guided our expansion planning for 2023.
Michelle Feldman, Director of the East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC) shared the following:
The East Falls Development Corporation was proud to partner with Indego to expand the City’s bike share network to our community. We loved working with the Indego team to install three new stations at strategic locations throughout our neighborhood in 2022 – and to host a featured ride along the Schuylkill River Trail beginning at the parking lot under the Twin Bridges.
EFDC works every day to build a more walkable and bikeable Riverfront business district. Expanding access to the City’s bike share network is key to fulfilling this goal – not only for our residents, but as we seek to attract visitors from all over the region to explore and enjoy all that East Falls has to offer. Our partnership with Indego has led to a more cohesive community for our neighbors and small businesses, while further connecting East Falls to the greater Philadelphia area.
Indego is primed to expand service by 25% by adding 600 new docking points and an additional 600 Indego electric bikes to the system! Additional classic bikes will be deployed when possible to ensure that a core fleet of classic bikes remains available to Indego Passholders. Starting in late March/early April and through the rest of 2023, we will be focusing on adding more stations up North Broad Street and in West Philly as far as 58th street. We’ll also be adding more recreational stations along the Schuylkill River while densifying station capacity in the existing service area to support increased ridership. Finally, we will be expanding service past East Falls and into Manayunk!
This year, most new stations will use BCycle’s 3.0 energy-saving docks. This technology requires less power to operate, and docks can work independently of one another, offering more flexible station configurations for site planning. To learn more about our energy-saving dock technology, click here.
Stay in the Know with Indego!
Indego is extremely excited to grow in 2023 and reach new neighborhoods and riders in Philadelphia! Thank you to everyone who submitted a station suggestion and to all the community partners who worked with us this year to bring these stations to their neighborhoods. To stay connected, follow @RideIndego on social media and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Bicycle Transit Systems is a Philadelphia-based business that specializes in bike share launch, operations, and management. Comprised of the most experienced bike share operations team in the industry, Bicycle Transit Systems manages all operational elements of Indego, including bike and station maintenance, marketing, and customer service.