Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 23rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm
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Portland Mayor Sam Adams took a ride on Washington D.C.’s bike-sharing system last week. Adams took a break from the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting to rent a bike from D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare service and his office has released a short video of it.
In the video (below), Adams swipes his credit car in the kiosk and checks out a bike. His analysis? He noted how light the bikes where (compared to ones he tried from Lyon, France several years ago) and said, “I like them, they’re cool,” and then added, “We’re going to have them on Portland streets very soon.”
Watch the video below:
Thanks to a $2 million federal grant to cover start-up costs that was approved back in December, the City of Portland is due to release a request for proposals for a bike-sharing system vendor in the coming months.
With 1,100 bikes and 110 rental stations, Capital Bikeshare is one of the country’s largest and most successful bike share programs. It uses the “Bixi” system developed by the municipal parking authority of Montreal, Canada and it’s operated by Alta Bicycle Share.
— For more on Portland and bike sharing, browse our past coverage.