Indego’s Better Bike Share team had an awesome outreach weekend – one of our busiest yet! Scroll down for the highlights…
City staff from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities joined us at Strawberry Mansion Community Day. In addition to taking test rides and member sign-ups, Strawberry Mansion residents were able to provide their input about where new bike share stations – coming next Spring – should go in their neighborhood.
At the 8th Annual Point Breeze Community Appreciation Day, sponsored by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Indego set up our table next to our Better Bike Share partners, Mural Arts Program. Courtesy of Mural Arts, Point Breeze residents could screen print their own t-shirt for free – with designs that match the ten #RidingMurals bikes in the system, and also a future ground mural planned for the triangle at 22nd and Tasker. We even had a special guest appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, who wasn’t half bad at riding our bike!
On Sunday, like every Sunday, we offered free Indego rides at the Food Trust’s Common Ground Marketplace at Broad and Mount Vernon (come visit us sometime!). This week was special, though – we had one rider, Joyce, who got on a bike for the first time in 20 years. Congratulations, Joyce! You’re inspiring.
One of our bilingual Indego representatives was out at the Mexican Independence Day Festival at the Delaware River Waterfront to check out the festivities there and share info about Indego with attendees. She snapped this great photo:
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia does outreach and education on behalf of Indego, and their work is made possible by the Better Bike Share Partnership, an initiative funded by the JPB Foundation, which seeks to create a socially equitable and replicable bike share model for Philadelphia and beyond.