City of Philadelphia Bikeshare Request for Proposals 2013
5 minutes Date Enacted: Nov 26, 2013
The RFP that led to the City of Philadelphia’s Indego Bikeshare program.
In the RFP that ultimately established Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share, the City stipulated that the system must serve users in minority and low-income communities and improve their access to key destinations, such as jobs and recreation. The RFP also mandated that the bikeshare service area represent a diverse cross-section of central Philadelphia in terms of age, race, income, and education, and even offered explicitly defined geographic zones of operation.
Since it launched in early 2015, the Indego Bike Share system is now widely considered a leader in bikeshare equity.