Indego to Expand in June 2017

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017
Contact: Mike Dunn, 215-900-6237, mike.dunn@phila.gov

Indego Bike Share Turns 2 Years Old, Announces 2017 Expansion at Independence LIVE!
Coming in Year Three: expansion of system with 14 new stations
and enhancements to the passholder experience.

(Philadelphia) – City of Philadelphia Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis announced the second major expansion of the Indego bike share program, including 14 new stations as well as several major program upgrades set to launch this summer.

The announcement came at a birthday party hosted by Indego title sponsor Independence Blue Cross, at the firm’s Independence Live! venue at 1919 Market Street. “Indego bike share is a fantastic example of how the City of Philadelphia is moving forward,” said Managing Director DiBerardinis. “With Indego, we are making sure that Philadelphians from all walks of life have access to high quality, sustainable, and healthy options for getting around, getting to work, and getting some quality time with friends and family.”

DiBerardinis was joined at the event by Deputy Managing Director for Transportation & Infrastructure, Michael Carroll, who presented a look back at the past two years and a glimpse of where new stations will be located. “I’m extremely proud of how the Indego program has grown over the past year, and believe that this next round of stations will help us make bike share even better for even more Philadelphians,” said Carroll. The expansion is also funded by a $800,000 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority.

As presenting sponsor of Indego, Independence Blue Cross joined the celebration. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Steve Fera noted: “At Independence, we are committed to supporting ‘Fearless Fit’ programs like Indego that inspire people throughout the region to get out and get active. We are proud of the many milestones that Indego has reached over the last two years, and are excited to be part of the continued expansion of the bike share throughout our great city.”

“While Indego is a City of Philadelphia program, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our partners and funders,” said DiBerardinis. “Independence Blue Cross has been a fantastic partner with Indego since our launch in 2015 and has truly set the bar for what it means to be a corporate citizen here in Philadelphia.”

Also announced was an additional grant from the William Penn Foundation. Indego Bike Share has been made possible in part by a $930,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation. The grant will support the programming, planning, and supportive infrastructure to create an engaged, equitable and sustainable bike share program.

Indego Milestones from 2016 include:

  • Reached 1 million rides in November 2016, up to 1.2 million in as of April 2017.
  • Added 30 new stations and 300 additional bikes thanks to the support of the William Penn Foundation
  • Launched a discounted Indego Access Pass for EBT cardholders
  • Supported over 200 community events and festivals
  • Led over 70 safety education classes and 58 group rides in partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

2017 Expansion Locations:

Fourteen new stations that will expand the Indego network, and make the system more reliable are scheduled for installation in early June. Exact locations are listed below. Follow the progress on Twitter by viewing @rideindego’s account (you do not need to have a Twitter account to do this).

Grays Ferry & Pemberton
40th & Woodland, Trolley Portal
38th & Spruce
38th & Market
30th Street Station East
20th & Market
12th & Callowhill
Thompson & Palmer, Adaire School
Frankford & Master, Lutheran Settlement House
8th & Mifflin, Bok Building
15th & Castle, DiSilvestro Playground
Passyunk & Broad
27th & Schuylkill, CHOP
25th & Locust

Also new for 2017 are two ways to reduce the cost of an Indego pass: the Indego Corporate Pass and IndeHero feature of the Indego App. With the Indego Corporate Pass, employers can now offer deeply discounted pass to their employees. Visit www.rideindego.com/passes to learn more.

And thanks to the new IndeHero feature of the revamped Indego App, riders can now use their trips to earn additional free days each month. Download the Indego app, log into your account, follow the IndeHero instructions, and earn points towards your free rides as you use Indego. Available on iOS and Android.

2016 Expansion Locations:

10th and Federal Streets
11th and South Streets (Magic Gardens)
15th and Market Streets
15th and South
19th Street and Girard Avenue
22nd Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue
24th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue
26th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
26th and Poplar Streets
27th and Master Streets
29th and Dauphin Streets
29th and Diamond Streets
31st Street and Girard Avenue
33rd and Dauphin Streets
33rd and Diamond Streets
33rd Street and Reservoir Drive
34th Street and Mantua Avenue
42nd Street and Lancaster Avenue
46th and Market Streets
48th & Spruce Streets
4th Street and Washington Avenue
Front and Berks Streets
Moyamensing & Tasker Avenues
Delaware Avenue and Beach Street (Penn Treaty Park)
Columbus Boulevard and Race Street (Race Street Pier)
Philadelphia Zoo
Parkside & Belmont
Parkside & Girard

[Updated 6/7 to include 2016 expansion list]

25 Comments

Suzanne Hill

When will the 27th and Schuylkill Ave location open? It will cut my commute time 15 minutes! Very excited.

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Kiera Smalls

Awesome! By the end of this week! Stay tuned via @RideIndego on Twitter.

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Mike Heaney

Wonderful news! Many really useful spots. Even though the new stations will be appearing on the app, it would be helpful to see a map of these 14 stations in order to learn how the network has grown.

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Suvir

So true! So many of us bike upto East Falls. Manyunk is right there and it would be great if we could get at least one station close to that part of town

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Matt Byrne

Awesome about the new stations. Keep up the good work! It’d be great to have one at the fresh grocer on Grays Ferry Ave. It would serve both Grays Ferry residents and people in other parts of the city that like/need to bike to the grocery store.

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Lindsay

I miss the Franklin Institute station 🙁
Add one at Race St and the running trail!?

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Jillian

I would love to see a station at the Wissahickon Transfer Center to connect Manayunk/Roxborough to the system!

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Ralph Branch

Hi. It’s great to see Indego expanding but it seems that the emphasis is on expanding the existing areas where Indego already serves. When will we see a wider network throughout the entire city?

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Christian Rubio

How about a station near the Philadelphia Brewing Company???? There’s no station near this booming part of Kensington. 🙂

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Brieon

Thanks for adding new stations, love to see that Indego is expanding. Any plans for stations around Kensington/ Port Richmond? Maybe Huntingdon and Aramingo?

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Laticha

I would like to see a Indego station some where along 52nd & Market, 52nd & Chestnut by the YMCA or by Malcolm X Park.

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Eli

Yay, great work, Indego! Please add a bike station at Kingsessing Park, pool, and rec center (49th & Chester)! The SEPTA 49th St regional rail is at that intersection, and so is a very active rec center, pool, and park. Would be so helpful!

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Shuante

Hi, what about the Overbrook section of the city. There are no Indego stations in this area. How about 63rd Street and Malvern Ave near the trolley stop. There are a few Septa routes that stop there…10, 46, 65, & 105.

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Ralph Branch

New station at SEPTA bus depot at 26th and Allegheny Avenue, please. Please. 🙂

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Wand

Not enough in South Philly. Why don’t you expand further South? There are no stations in the far South while there are tons in North…

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John

Somewhere in the shopping center on 23rd / Oregon – by the Planet Fitness would be great!

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