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The City of Portland is working on a bike-sharing/rental system. The system will put card-activated rental bikes in kiosks downtown.

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Where should Portland's bikeshare stations go? Ten maps that might help

Posted on August 21st, 2013 at 11:01 am.

The main gripe Portlanders seem to have about bikesharing so far isn't that it's a bad idea - it's that there isn't going to be enough of it.

Portland chooses Alta Bicycle Share as finalist for bike share contract

Posted on September 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm.

The Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced today that Alta Bicycle Share is the finalist to be the vendor of their forthcoming bike share system.
Read the official statement below:

Equity concerns take center stage as bike share funding moves forward

Posted on December 8th, 2011 at 11:16 am.

JPACT came together this morning to green light $16.8 million in federal grants for active transportation projects.(Photo © J. Maus)

A Metro committee unanimously approved a $70.7 million package of federal "regional flexible funding" at a meeting of their Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) this morning. 14 projects (totaling $22.9 million) — including $2.0 [...]

Mia Birk: New York City bike share is game-changer on many levels

Posted on September 15th, 2011 at 11:28 am.

Mia Birk, President of Alta Planning + Design and Principal of its sister company Alta Bicycle Share photographed yesterday at a celebration of their selection as operators of New York City Bike Share.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share wins 10,000 bike New York City contract

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 10:09 am.

Promo photo from New York City Bike Share website.

Local staff of Southeast Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share are celebrating a huge victory this morning. New York City has formally announced that they've selected the company as the vendor for their massive 10,000 bike, 600 station New York City Bike Share system.
Officials estimate that bike share in [...]

How much to use bike sharing in Portland? About $60-$95 per year

Posted on September 13th, 2011 at 11:08 am.

This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, a 10-minute newsmagazine and wiki for public transit riders in Portland.

If bike sharing comes to Portland as expected, it won't really be for cycling devotees, many of whom already take their bicycles everywhere.
No, bike sharing will be for people who rode in on buses, [...]

Bike share demo puts future system within reach

Posted on September 6th, 2011 at 3:18 pm.

Checking out the B-cycle system.(Photos © J. Maus)

When Portland last hosted a bike share demonstration, the concept was still just a twinkle in PBOT's eye. But now with a green light to accept $2 million in federal seed funding, a similar demonstration held today in downtown Portland put the idea in a much different [...]

BTA to host bike share demonstration event

Posted on September 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 am.

Take a spin on a bike share bike.(Photo © J. Maus)

Hot off the City Council adoption of a $2 million federal funding request to start bike sharing in Portland last month, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is set to host a public demonstration of what folks can expect once the project hits the streets.
The [...]

PBOT funding request — including bike share — passes City Council

Posted on August 17th, 2011 at 10:32 am.

[Bike share is coming to Portland! Scroll down for updates]

City Council will vote today on a funding request that includes the Portland Bike Share project.(Photo © J. Maus)

A request by the Portland Bureau of Transportation to fund a bike share project with $2 million from the federal government is up for [...]

Commissioner Fritz: No to bike share until "dangerous" bicycling subsides

Posted on August 16th, 2011 at 1:26 pm.

Commissioner Amanda Fritz(Photo © J. Maus)

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz plans to vote against a PBOT request for federal funds that includes a bike share system when it comes in front of Council tomorrow.
Since her winning campaign back in 2008, Fritz has championed "basic services for all 95 neighborhoods" as the pillar of her policy [...]

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