A LONG-PLANNED bicycle-sharing program in Philadelphia is moving forward.

City officials announced today that Bicycle Transit Systems has been chosen to plan and operate the system and B-cycle has been picked to provide the bicycles, stations and technology platform.

The bike share is slated to roll out in spring 2015.

Bicycle Transit Systems is a Philadelphia-based business that has created and runs bike-share programs in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

B-cycle, a Wisconsin-based company, will supply Philly with approximately 1,800 bikes and 185 docking stations where the bicycles can be rented.

- Associated Press