Foundation Grant and New Bike Stations for Indego
The JPB Foundation has bestowed a $2.5 million grant upon the Better Bike Share Partnership, an organization that aims to improve social and racial equity in bike-sharing systems across the United States. This is the second multi-million-dollar donation the JPB Foundation has made to the organization.
Furthermore, Indego, the Better Bike Share Partnership’s bike-sharing transportation system, will be establishing 14 new stations throughout the city, including one at Adaire Elementary and another at the Lutheran Settlement House. More than 200 bikes will be added to the system.
“The JPB Foundation’s support has been absolutely critical to our successes at making Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share the most equitable system in the country,” said Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director Mike Carroll. “This underscores Mayor Kenney’s commitment to creating growth with equity in Philadelphia.”
Established in 2015, Indego is Philadelphia’s newest form of public transportation. Initially there were 60 stations and approximately 600 bikes. Since the program’s inception, these numbers have doubled. One can use the bikes not only for transportation, but also for recreation and fitness. Indego is sponsored by Independence Blue Cross and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more about the program at www.rideindego.com.