The city's popular bike share program, Indego, will get 24 new stations through a $1.5 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, city officials announced Tuesday. The new stations will be installed in 2016 at locations picked with an eye towards increasing access to the city's parks and riverfronts, officials said.

"I am proud that Indego has been such a huge success during just four months of operation," Mayor Nutter said in a press release. "With the popularity of the system increasing during such a short period of time, it's fortuitous that the William Penn Foundation has stepped up with generous support so that we can expand Indego's network to reach even more residents and visitors."

The Indego network, launched in April 2015, currently has 72 stations. Users have taken more than 250,000 trips on Indego bikes. Riders can purchase one-time passes or sign up for a $15 monthly pass that gives an unlimited number of one-hour trips.

Officials said residents will be able to provide input before the new station locations are picked.

- Tricia L. Nadolny