Philly picks companies to create, run bike share

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 --- 3:32 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A long-planned bicycle sharing program in Philadelphia is moving forward.

City officials on Wednesday announced that Bicycle Transit Systems has been chosen to plan and operate the system and B-cycle has been picked to provide the bicycles, stations and technology platform.

The bike share is slated to roll out in spring 2015.

Bicycle Transit Systems is a Philadelphia-based business that has created and currently runs bike share programs in Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C.

B-cycle is a Wisconsin-based company that grew out of the Trek bicycle manufacturer and serves 30 other cities in North America and South America. It will supply Philadelphia with approximately 1,800 bikes and 185 docking stations where the bicycles can be rented.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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