Indego Goes Well

 

“Tara Jennings rides an Indego bike home from work in Philadelphia. About 500 bikes are now available, with an immediate target of 650 to 700, and three more stations will soon open.” | Photo: Michael Pronzato, for The Inquirer

“Tara Jennings rides an Indego bike home from work in Philadelphia. About 500 bikes are now available, with an immediate target of 650 to 700, and three more stations will soon open.” | Photo: Michael Pronzato, for The Inquirer

  • The Inquirer reports that Indego, Philly’s long awaited bike share program that launched less than a month ago, is off to a terrific start—with 500 more memberships than officials had hoped for at this point and 40,000 rides. Although relatively few thus far, “the majority of initial complaints suggest Indego is a victim of its own success.” Station rebalancing will improve once more reliable usage data is collected, and an additional 200 bikes and 60 stations are planned for the system, says Aaron Ritz, bicycle programs manager for the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities.
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