“Indego”, the city’s new bike share, is putting 600 bicycles on the street this spring as it starts to phase in the much-anticipated citywide program. Easy access to two-wheeled transportation will be a progressive, urban milestone for Philly, but has enough been done to ensure rider safety?
In just five years, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, under Rina Cutler, has assembled an impressive list of civic accomplishments. But with significant transportation funding in political limbo, SEPTA’s fare system still working on “proof of concept,” and Bike Share a year from launch, there are challenges ahead. Nathaniel Popkin speaks with Cutler and MOTU chief of staff Andrew Stober about the possibilities