RFI for Advanced Bike Sharing Technology

Download the full Request for Information (RFI) here

The City of Philadelphia is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to gather information regarding best practices and trends in bike sharing technology and explore potential opportunities to advance the City’s efforts to improve and promote bike share.

The City, through its Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), is specifically seeking information that will support changes in policy, regulation, and contract structure, which will allow the Indego Bike Share program to take advantage of new technology, new business models, and new resources.

Solutions may include, but are not limited to:

  • More flexible and adaptable bike share equipment
  • Strategies to reduce equipment or operating costs, increase reliability
  • App-based checkouts or bike reservations
  • Improved tracking of bikes and available open docks
  • Seamless integration with other transportation options such as bus, rail, rideshare
  • Creative funding strategies

Information gathered through this process will be used to improve the City’s ability to deliver bike sharing safely, equitably, sustainably, and transparently.

Responses to the RFI must be submitted to Aaron.ritz@phila.gov by February 16, 2018 before 5:00 PM (Local Philadelphia Time).

Have a question?
Questions regarding this RFI are to be submitted to bigideasphl.com no later than 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, January 26, 2018. You will need to register on bigideasphl.com in order to post your question. Only questions posted using the comment tool on bigideasphl.com will be answered. All questions received by this date and time will be answered appropriately. Comment titles should read, “[Firm Name] –RFI Advanced Bike Sharing Technology”. The City expects to respond by Friday, February 2, 2018 to questions received by that date and time. Questions by respondents, and any additional information that the City provides in response to such questions, will be posted on bigideasphl.com.

Transportation Planner & Grants Coordinator Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems City of Philadelphia

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