The Greater Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Summit: Bike Share Forum
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
In 2012 Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philadelphia develop a Bike-Share System that will enable Philadelphians, commuters and visitors to checkout iconic, sturdy bikes from a self-service docking stations and drop it off at another station. With this announcement Philadelphia joins 42 other cities in North America which either have, or are planning to develop, bike-share systems.
Please join The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities on Tuesday April 30th at 6:30 in the evening to hear presentations from the architects of some of the nation’s best bike sharing systems, hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Come hear representatives from Boston, Denver and Washington DC discuss their experiences developing, launching and operating bike sharing systems in their cities. The evening will conclude with a brief presentation on the City of Philadelphia’s plans to launch a first-class bike sharing system by the end of 2014.
Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, City of Philadelphia
Nicole Freedman, Executive Director of Boston Bikes
Parry Burnap, Executive Director of Denver Bike Sharing
Chris Holben, Bike Sharing Project Manager, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
Andrew Stober, Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, City of Philadelphia
The forum is made possible with the support of the William Penn Foudnation, Pennsylvania Environmental Council and JMT Engineering.
When & Where
Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities works hard to make sure that Philadelphians can get where they are going, no matter how they choose to get there; be it by foot, bike, car or transit. It endeavors to ensure that Philadelphia’s water, electricity and gas systems are of the highest caliber. To do so MOTU makes sure that the investments and plans that affect the city’s infrastructure and the people who use it are done with a shared vision of increased mobility and sustainability. The Mayor’s Office of Transportation does not directly provide city services, instead it makes sure that those departments that fix the city’s pot holes, the authorities that run its subways, and maintain its runways work together for a brighter, greener future.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the economy. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.