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March 12, 2020

While coronavirus has city agencies on high alert and panicked people emptying shelves of hand sanitizer, Philadelphia’s bike-share program is riding high. Indego clocked 14,000 rides during the first nine days of March, that’s close to twice the number from 2019.

The numbers continue a hot streak for Indego. Ridership set a record with more than 86,000 rides...

February 25, 2020

The city's transportation department rolled out electric bikes last year, and after some initial problems with missing bikes, it's back again this year. Some 300 e-bikes are already appearing on city streets. 

Aaron Ritz, manager of the Philadelphia Transportations Program, says this year's e-bike fleet is more than double what it was last year. 

"They attract...

July 17, 2019

Populus added a new tool to its Mobility Manager platform, called Populus Routes, to ingest data from shared bike and scooter operators and present visualizations that enable cities to easily understand where trips are taking place. This adds to other tools in the platform, which are largely focused on device parking.

"It takes much more complex data — GPS da...

July 9, 2019

THE INITIATIVE IS PART OF A TREND WHERE RENTING A BIKE TO GET AROUND TOWN IS JUST AS EASY AS BORROWING A BOOK.

If you find yourself in Lorain, Ohio, and have the urge to ride, try heading to the local library. 

The Lorain Public Library collaborated with county health and parks departments to launch its Go Lorain Bike Share program this past May, and the initi...

April 18, 2019

Scooter ridership in America has outpaced traditional docked bike share for the first time, a new report shows.

In 2018, riders took 38.5 million trips on shared e-scooters across American cities, almost doubling ridership over a year and topping the number of trips made on city-sponsored bike share for the first time, according to a new analysis by the Natio...

March 14, 2019

Transit ridership is down in nearly every major U.S. city across the country. The prevailing narrative is that those riders are being tugged away by cars, most notably, cars operated by Uber and Lyft.

Improving transit service might be enough to win riders back, but will cost cities money. What if there was a cheaper, more nimble solution cities could deploy?...

November 19, 2018

Philadelphia’s bike-share service is taking a step forward on the evolutionary tree this week, with the arrival of electric-powered pedal-assist bicycles to its fleet. Indego, the city’s bike-share service, started a two-month trial run of the new “e-bikes,” PlanPhilly’s Jim Saksa reports.


“I thought they were awesome,” said Chamarra McCrorie, a city employe...

July 12, 2018

Based on hype alone, the rise of dockless electric scooters appears to be the most meaningful shift towards a more multimodal, less car-centric future this year. But advocates for electric bikes believe that the growth of new, shared options for boosted bikes suggest they’re also prime to play a role in the evolution of urban transportation.

During a press co...

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