MOTU Announcement | Better Bike Share Partnership Aims to Increase Equity and Access in Bike Share

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The City of Philadelphia is pleased to be working with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), and PeopleForBikes to from the Better Bike Share Partnership.  The Better Bike Share Partnership a grant-funded collaboration working to increase access to and the usage of bike share in underserved communities.  As part of this collaboration, each organization is playing a unique role:

  • NACTO will facilitate the sharing of best practices and strategies on bike share among cities;
  • PeopleForBikes will administer $900,000 in grant funding over the next three years to help US cities advance strategies to increase bike share in underserved communities. In addition, PeopleForBikes will oversee “a storytelling effort to better communicate the approaches, successes and challenges of the grantees through blogs, articles, images and videos” (BetterBikeShare.org);
  • The City of Philadelphia will be receiving grant funding from the Better Bike Share Partnership to implement 20 bike share stations in underserved communities when our bike share system launches in the Spring of 2015; and
  • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is working to engage these communities around the coming bike share system.

Want to learn more? Check out the Better Bike Share Partnership Blog and follow the Better Bike Share Partnership on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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