Since talk of a city bike share plan began nearly two years ago, we’ve been all for it. Then we found out the first phase of the roll-out would only go as far as South Street.
What a bunch of crap, we thought. Well, now the city has revised the Zone 1 plan to include parts of South Philly, down to Wharton Street or so, according to this new map released last week.
Even better, maybe we can convince the city to add a spur as far south as the Passyunk corridor.
You can suggest a location for the bike docking locations here, and as you can see there is already a large concentration of requests down here.
Installation in Zone 1 is scheduled to be finished by late summer 2014, the city says. Zone 2 is supposed to be close behind, sometime in 2015. But as in proposed developments, later phases of anything tend to get delayed or canceled altogether (we’re looking at you, SugarHouse casino). So, the more pressure we can add to include stations further south into the first phase, the better.
The release of the map last week occurred as part of the announcement that the city had finalized the bike-share program’s business plan, of which you can find all 78 pages in a pdf here.