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Python3 library for working with the Philadelphia Indego Bike Share API

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Indego Bike Share Python Library


I have tried to make a re-usable Python library for the Philadelphia Indego Bike Share API! I'm not very familiar with Python, but tried to learn by creating this.

I wrote this similarly to my existing Indego PHP library.

Check out the City of Philadelphia GitHub if you think this library is interesting!


Installation of this library should be as simple as running:

pip install indego


Please note that this library is only compatible with Python 3+. Python 2 is not supported.


When combined with the provided Indego class, the following code will generate the example output:

from indego import Indego

# Instantiate the Indego class
indego = Indego()

# Retrieve and print "university" stations
uni_stations = indego.get_stations('university')

# Show how many stations were returned above
uni_count = len(uni_stations)
print(uni_count, 'stations returned')


$ python3
{3008: {'addressStreet': '1076 Berks Street', 'addressCity': 'Philadelphia', 'addressState': 'PA', 'addressZipCode': '19122', 'bikesAvailable': 3, 'closeTime': '03:55:00', 'docksAvailable': 16, 'eventEnd': None, 'eventStart': None, 'isEventBased': False, 'isVirtual': False, 'isVisible': False, 'kioskId': 3008, 'kioskPublicStatus': 'Active', 'kioskStatus': 'FullService', 'name': 'Temple University Station', 'notes': None, 'openTime': '04:00:00', 'publicText': '', 'timeZone': 'Eastern Standard Time', 'totalDocks': 19, 'trikesAvailable': 0, 'kioskConnectionStatus': 'Active', 'kioskType': 1, 'latitude': 39.98078, 'longitude': -75.15055, 'hasGeofence': False, 'classicBikesAvailable': 3, 'smartBikesAvailable': 0, 'electricBikesAvailable': 0, 'isArchived': False}, 3020: {'addressStreet': '3051 South St.', 'addressCity': 'Philadelphia', 'addressState': 'PA', 'addressZipCode': '19147', 'bikesAvailable': 11, 'closeTime': '03:55:00', 'docksAvailable': 24, 'eventEnd': None, 'eventStart': None, 'isEventBased': False, 'isVirtual': False, 'isVisible': False, 'kioskId': 3020, 'kioskPublicStatus': 'Active', 'kioskStatus': 'FullService', 'name': 'University City Station', 'notes': None, 'openTime': '04:00:00', 'publicText': '', 'timeZone': 'Eastern Standard Time', 'totalDocks': 35, 'trikesAvailable': 0, 'kioskConnectionStatus': 'Active', 'kioskType': 1, 'latitude': 39.94922, 'longitude': -75.19036, 'hasGeofence': False, 'classicBikesAvailable': 11, 'smartBikesAvailable': 0, 'electricBikesAvailable': 0, 'isArchived': False}}
2 stations returned

Providing an argument/filter to get_stations() to limit the selection of stations only limits the results within the Indego class. The API end-point itself always returns all stations.

Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a signifcant amount of documentation for the API being used nor does there seem to be any parameters available to limit the stations being retrieved from the API.

Calling get_stations() without any arguments will return a list of all (currently, 132) stations.

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