Bike sharing systems have become increasingly popular in recent years. These systems allow users to rent a bike for a short period of time from kiosks. Many travelers enjoy using these systems for recreation or to bridge gaps in traditional transportation systems.
As part of this trend, the City of Philadelphia launched its Indego bike sharing system in 2015. During the launch, the City of Philadelphia sought to make sure that its bike sharing was inclusive and equitable for all travelers. To that end, the City of Philadelphia worked with the Better Bike Share Partnership, People For Bikes, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to implement a range of best practices aimed at ensuring an inclusive and equitable bike sharing system.
Some of these best practices include: