New Bike Share Program Riding Into Philadelphia
By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A new program that lets folks rent bicycles for short periods of time is on its way to Philadelphia.
The bike share program is slated to come to Philadelphia in early 2015, so now, the city is getting feedback on the proposed share station locations.
On Thursday night, Cara Ferrentino with the city gave residents in Fairmount an in-depth look at just what the program will bring to their neighborhood, as well as the rest of the city:
"The way bike share works -- it's basically a network of public bicycles, you can go to one station, pick up a bike, take a trip, drop off the bike to any station."
Ferrentino says as of now, there are 100 different proposed locations, but when it starts, they'll have 60 stations around the city:
"It incorporates factors such as population density, where key destinations are that we think people might want to go to where bike lanes are and where available space is."
Ferrentino says the bike racks will be approximately 60 feet long and will not take up any parking spots.
In Fairmont, many of those stations will be close to businesses.
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