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File #: 140449    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/15/2014 In control: Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities
On agenda: Final action: 6/19/2014
Title: Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with Bicycle Transit Systems for the delivery of a bicycle sharing system under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Council President Clarke
Indexes: AGREEMENTS, BICYCLES
Attachments: 1. 140449 - Exhibit A, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy14044901.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/27/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/19/20141 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/6/20140 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/6/20140 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/6/20140 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/6/20141 Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/15/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Authorizing the Procurement Commissioner, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with Bicycle Transit Systems for the delivery of a bicycle sharing system under certain terms and conditions.

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WHEREAS, The City is committed to promoting environmentally responsible transportation initiatives and to supporting alternative modes of transportation, including bicycles; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia City Council adopted Resolutions 080581 and 080588 to conduct hearings and request a report about the feasibility of a bicycle sharing system; and

WHEREAS, The City received a bicycle share system feasibility study for Philadelphia in 2009; and

WHEREAS, The City has evaluated the bicycle sharing systems that have been implemented in cities in the United States and in other countries; and

WHEREAS, The City has determined that a bicycle sharing system will enhance the existing public transportation system; and

WHEREAS, The City has determined that a bicycle sharing system can help reduce dependency on automobiles, particularly for short trips, thereby reducing traffic congestion, vehicle emissions, and the demand for parking; and

WHEREAS, The City has determined that residents with low incomes stand to benefit the most from a new low-cost transportation option; and

WHEREAS, The bicycle sharing system will from the time of launch service neighborhoods beyond the business district, specifically seeking to provide a convenient and affordable transportation option in neighborhoods with many residents with low incomes; and

WHEREAS, The City commissioned a bicycle sharing system strategic business plan which was completed in June 2013; and

WHEREAS, The City issued a request for proposals in September 2013 and has evaluated the proposals of qualified providers of bicycle sharing systems; and

WHEREAS, The City has determined that Bicycle Transit Systems (the "Provider") can provide the Bicycle Sharing System ("System") tha...

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