In the past few weeks, there have been some exciting staffing updates relating to bike share in Philadelphia! Indego is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our collective community engagement and educational programming team. While these folks may be new to bike share, each member brings with them an immensely diverse background of professional experience and passion for empowering others around them. Keep reading to meet the team and hear more about how this group is working to strengthen the bridge between Indego and the communities we serve.
Fun fact: My favorite place in the whole world is the Reading Terminal and my favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.
Role: BBSP Community Liaison
Organization: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Aaron Zucker is the new Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) Community Liaison at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP). He will be teaching and hosting Indego’s 2022 seasonal educational programs that consist of Urban Riding Basics classes, Adult Learn-to-Rides classes, Beginner-friendly Rides, and Featured Group Rides. He will be reaching out to connect both new and experienced riders with the communities that the Indego Bike Share System serves in Philadelphia.
Aaron has been working as an electoral field organizer for the past 4 years, starting in Chester County, PA in 2018. He went on to work in South Carolina with Kamala Harris, Kentucky with Amy McGrath, and most recently in New Jersey. He is extremely passionate about bicycles and the beneficial change that they can bring to communities in Philadelphia. The Indego Bike Share network provides an affordable, equitable, and accessible mode of transportation for underserved communities and communities of color in Philadelphia.
“Joining the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is an amazing opportunity to advocate for better transportation and infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists in the Philadelphia area. Bicycles are safe, fun, and should be accessible to every type of community and rider. I am excited to move from bike rider and tinkerer to an advocate. I look forward to influencing more cycling advocates through our Better Bike Share Partnership educational programs this year.”
Fun fact: One of my favorite things to do in Philly is going kayaking at Bartram’s Gardens!
Role: Indego Community Engagement Liaison (CEL)
Organization: Bicycle Transit Systems
Zig Rorer is the new Community Engagement Liaison (CEL) at Bicycle Transit Systems! The CEL is responsible for implementing activities that help to establish and maintain Indego’s presence with stakeholders and other community members; while focusing on principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and understanding the potential that bike share offers to improve the lives of all community members.
Zig Rorer is a Philadelphia native and has lived and worked in many neighborhoods within the city. Zig is a Jefferson University graduate with a degree in Psychology and Education; and throughout their time there, they worked in Residence Life and the Office of Diversity and Social Justice as an Engagement Coordinator. Since leaving Jefferson, Zig has most recently worked in the Medical Cannabis field, helping to increase access to holistic medicine and helping build safe and inclusive spaces for patients of various identities and backgrounds. Though they are switching gears to a more transportation-based industry, they are excited that their connection with the community will continue.
“I’m excited to help with the Indego System Expansion plan and help increase access to environmentally friendly transportation throughout the city. I’m excited to get to know community stakeholders and learn more about how we can support the community through bike share!”
Fun Fact: My hobbies include gardening and mushroom cultivation and my favorite movie is Ponyo!
Role: Transportation Engagement Coordinator
Organization: Office of Transporation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
Meghan Alvarez is the new Transportation Engagement Coordinator at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. In her role, she will be supporting the City’s Indego Bike Share’s initiatives from community outreach to educational programming. She will also be piloting the City’s first Vision Zero Community Ambassador program.
Meghan received her BA from Fordham University and then worked as a Community Liaison for a nonprofit organization called Row New York. While leading their community outreach initiatives in New York City, Meghan developed a passion for urban planning that centers on equity and racial justice. Meghan then joined MIT’s Community Innovators Lab as a Project Manager, supporting participatory action research and economic democracy initiatives in the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York.
“I hope to motivate people around shared micromobility and transportation justice initiatives in Philadelphia and beyond.”
The Indego team welcomes Aaron, Zig, and Meghan and is grateful for their support during Indego’s expansion in connecting with new communities and partners. Interested in working for Indego? Click here to view our current list of open positions.