Better Bike Share Projects

Partnering with Indego Bikeshare to create a series of vibrant murals.

artist Candy Coated

Pedal Powering by Candy Coated. Photo by Steve Weinik.

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    June 04, 2016

Project partners and participants pose in front of Pedal Powering at the mural's dedication in June, 2016. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Pedal Powering 

Bikes are symbols freedom, independence, progress, and forward movement. In dreams and in this colorful mural, bicycles are symbolic of the self. In Pedal Powering, bikes of many design styles ride together towards the sunrise into a beautiful new day dawning, a day full of vibrant color, faceted gemstone wheels of fortune in amethyst and citrine, flourishing leaves, red hearts, and monarch butterflies. These vibrant images flow together, moving towards a progressive and prospering pedal-powered future.

Confetti flies at the dedication of Sharing in June 2016. Photo by Steve Weinik.


Sharing is a ground mural in the form of a huge sticker, shifting perspective from the traditional vertical wall mural image. The beautiful horizontal pool is full of color swirling visually, of vibrating bicycle wheel patterns, and of a huge unfurling leaf that seems to expand before your eyes as it grows into the sidewalk. Graphic in design, bright and swirling in visual effect, this mural shares its positive visual symbols of growth, personal freedom, and imagination colorfully with this community of South Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia.

Mural Locations



Better Bike Share Partnership


Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems