For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017
Contact: Mike Dunn, 215-900-6237, firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Parkside & Belmont
Parkside & Girard
[Updated 6/7 to include 2016 expansion list]