Philadelphia Bike Share Program to Roll Out in April

With more than 60 stations and 700 bikes, Philadelphia's long awaited bike-sharing program will debut next month.

The first shared bikes will hit the streets April 23 following an event at Eakins Oval featuring music, brief remarks and a ceremonial ride.

The stations will be spread throughout the city, said Andrew Stober of the Mayor's Office of Transportation.

"Those stations will go from South Philadelphia, up through Center City and well into North Philadelphia, into the Temple University campus and beyond," he said. "We'll have some stations on the Delaware River Waterfront and stretching all the way into Mantua and Spruce Hill and West Philly."

Stober said three plans are available for those wanting to take part in the effort, known as Indego.

"Indego 30, it's a 30-day membership with an unlimited number of rides up to an hour each, and you will pay $15 a month for that," he said. "If you think you are going to ride less, you can try Indego flex, you pay $10 a year for that and $4 for each ride."

A single-ride option will be available at the bike-sharing kiosks -- $4 for each 30 minutes of riding. Riders can sign up for the 30-day membership -- and pay in cash -- at participating 7-Eleven or Family Dollar Stores.

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