Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bike-sharing promoted in Philadelphia

Updated Jan. 17
You've read here and elsewhere about Velib, the rental bicycle plan that's going great guns in Paris and Lyon. An enthusiast now hopes to launch such a plan in the city of brotherly love.
"I saw the future," [Russell Meddin] said. "This could solve some of our problems." Reduce traffic congestion in Center City, encourage healthier lifestyles, improve the air quality, save people money and time.

"You can ride to most places on a bike through Center City in 10 to 15 minutes less than by car during rush hour," he said based on personal experience.
Read all about it at the Philadelphia Inquirer. And another take on the idea in CityPaper.

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