Bikeshare

This Tuesday, March 24, 7 pm at Palumbo Rec (10th and Fitzwater) the Bella Vista Neighbors Association will be hosting a second public meeting about possible bike share station locations and we need your feedback.

Bella Vista Neighbors Association is currently deciding whether to endorse two possible station locations, one station, or none of the stations for Phase 1 of the bike share roll-out this spring. Before we decide, we want to get more input from our neighbors.

Option 1: In the street next to Palumbo on the 900 block of Fitzwater at the northeast corner of 10th Street. The Palumbo station would replace one curb parking space. (Note: traffic engineer has confirmed that just 1 space would be removed, not 2 as presented at the last meeting.)

Option 2: On the sidewalk behind the Rite Aid at 9th and Catharine on Darien Street.

We are holding this meeting on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm where the Mayor’s office will present the choices and community members can give us more feedback.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, Philadelphia will be joining over 60 US cities this spring in rolling out a new bike share system called Indego. Bike share will provide the city with a new transportation network, allowing users to access bikes for point-to-point trips for a fee. You will be able to take a bike from one station, and drop it off at another.

The city released an initial map  of where these stations will be located, and members of the community noticed there were no stations planned for Bella Vista.  A representative from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities came to our general meeting on March 12th with initial proposals.

If you are unable to attend the March 24 meeting, please email us at info@nullbellavistaneighbors.org, or call us at (215) 627-0057 with your input. Please tell us the block where you live, too.