As part of this expansion, Indego will grow to over 130 stations and 1,300 bikes by the end of 2018.
Indego bike share program announced last week that it will grow this summer, adding at least eight stations to the system. Early summer expansion will include station and bike availability at the Navy Yard with connections at AT&T Station and FDR Park. Additional stations will be installed throughout the summer to provide more dock and bike availability in high ridership areas.
As part of this expansion, Indego will grow to more than 130 stations and 1,300 bikes by the end of 2018.
“Indego is a key part of the City’s commitment to expanding safe and accessible transportation options for all Philadelphians,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “Hitting the 2 million-ride mark this year is a milestone for the program. Indego will soon be available in even more parts of the City for even more Philadelphians to enjoy.”
Additionally, Indego’s title sponsor, Independence Blue Cross, recently extended its sponsorship through 2022.
“It’s hard to imagine our city without hundreds of people every day riding Indego to work, exercise, run errands or visit Philadelphia’s incredible attractions,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross. “For us, Indego is a commitment to the community and an expression of Fearless Fit, our campaign to make healthy lifestyles a goal that we pursue together. So, we are proud to extend Independence’s sponsorship of Indego through 2022.”
Indego’s expansion to South Philadelphia will give the Navy Yard’s 13,500 employees another option to get to and from the SEPTA Broad Street Line and travel around the 1,200-acre campus. Navy Yard Indego stations will be located at Crescent Park (Rouse Boulevard and Crescent Drive), Central Green (12th Street and Normandy Place), and 15th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue.
“We are thrilled to partner with the City and Indego to add three stations at the Navy Yard. Indego at the Navy Yard will complement the existing shuttle bus system, and give employees another fantastic choice to get to work,” said Prema Katari Gupta, PIDC’s senior vice president, Navy Yard Management, Planning, and Operations. “We are also very excited for visitors and their families to use Indego to explore the very bikeable Navy Yard on weekends.”
This expansion comes on the heels of another successful year of the Indego bike share program, including the milestone of its 2 millionth ride in April 2018 and Indego’s third anniversary of operation.
The Indego bike program was initially launched in 2015 with 60 bike stations and 600 bikes. It expanded in 2017 to 120 stations and 1,200 bikes.