Thursday, April 17, 2008

Action Alert: Help Philly Bike Share Become a Reality

Let City Council know who's boss.
Since [late 2007], Bike Share Philadelphia has been working to convince our city government to bring this program to Philadelphia.

On Wednesday April 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Philadelphia's City Council's Committee on Transportation and Utilities with the Committee on the Environment will hold a hearing on the creation of a Bicycle Sharing Program for Philadelphia.

We urge you to come show your support for Bike Sharing by attending the hearing in Council Chambers on the 4th floor of City Hall at 2:00 PM April 30th. Your presence will ensure that City Council realizes that Philadelphia citizens are serious in their need, want, and pursuit of Bike Sharing!
But even if you can’t attend the hearing, you can still support Philly Bike Share by filling out this quick form which will let The Nutts know he needs to support bike sharing too.
take a moment to […] send an email to Mayor Michael Nutter in support of Bike Sharing. It takes less than a minute to write at a letter at www.bikesharephilly.org/takeaction.

With your help, and the help of your friends and other supporters, we can move towards a brighter, more sustainable future for Philadelphia with Bike Sharing!
Bike Sharing is a no-brainer. We just think the program would be better off starting with a somewhat limited pilot area (consisting of Center City, University City, G-Ho, Bella Vista, Queen Village, East Passyunk, No-Libs, Fairmount, etc.) rather than trying to introduce it to the entire city all at once. As that is probably a tad bit overly aggressive.

As a wise man once said — baby steps.

Related:
Bike Share Philadelphia: Let Mayor Nutter Know You Support the Campaign [ Official Site ]

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