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Get sneak peek at Bikestation Hillsboro tomorrow

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Opens tomorrow.

As a follow-up to a story we reported last March, the facility that houses Bikestation Hillsboro will have its grand opening tomorrow. The new Bikestation — the first of its kind in the Portland metro region — is set to open in a few weeks. It will offer over 1,200 square feet of secure bike parking accessible by members through electronic card access 24 hours a day. The new Bikestation is located on the ground floor of the five-story, 20,000 square foot Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) that will have a grand opening event tomorrow. In addition to bike parking, the ITF will house motor vehicle parking, street-level retail shops, and EV charging stations.

“The primary objective is to encourage a modal shift from single occupancy vehicles to cleaner, sustainable transportation options, such as bicycles…”
— Bikestation/Mobis Inc.

Bikestation members and will have access to secure, indoor bike parking, lockers, restrooms, showers, a repair stand, tools, bike and transit route information, an air pump, and more. To become a member (you can sign up online) there’s annual $20 administration fee in addition to a daily ($1), monthly ($12) or annual ($96) membership plan.

The ITF, located just one block from the TriMet Blue MAX line at SE 8th and Washington, is the latest addition to Hillsboro’s Health & Education District and will be a parking hub for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Portland Community College, Tuality Hospital and Pacific University.

A statement from Bikestation’s parent company, Mobis Inc., says the primary objective of the new Bikestation is to serve as a testament to Hillsboro’s dedication to alternative transportation and sustainability and “encourage a modal shift from single occupancy vehicles to cleaner, sustainable transportation options, such as bicycles that link with the public transportation systems.”

Other cities with Bikestations include Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and Palo Alto CA, Seattle WA, Washington DC., and others. Portland has given considerable thought to the idea of bringing a Bikestation to town since at least March of 2007, but as of now there are no plans to move forward.

Tomorrow’s event kicks off at 4:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase earlybird Bikestation memberships and learn more about the facility. A grand opening for the Bikestation is expected for late September/early October.

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  • Shelly Cobb August 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Hello Jim,

    We will be issuing a Press Release and handing out brochures and earlybird membership forms at the Health & Education District Showcase event at 4pm tomorrow, but it’s not our Bikestation Grand Opening Day – yet. We expect the facility to be open for operation sometime in September and the Grand Opening event will follow in late Sep/Oct timeframe. Stay tuned for more info!

    Shelly Cobb
    Marketing Consultant
    Bikestation / Mobis Transportation Alternatives, Inc.

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  • Brad August 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    What?! Suburban sprawl, tract home hell Hillsburrito just served the mighty platinum Portland? I guess our elected officials out in Washington County are DOING better things than tweeting, photo ops, and commissioning yet another mobility and livability study.

    In all seriousness, Portland is riding its past laurels while other major cities and now its own suburbs are taking more aggressive action on the bike and alternative transportation front. This is embarrassing for Copenhagen-on-the-Willamette. It may be time for the voters of Portland to clean house and put some real leadership on City Council.

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  • Todd Boulanger September 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I wish to thank the staff and leadership of the City of Hillsboro, Tuality Hospital, and Washington County for a warm welcome to Bikestation at the ITF opening event this week.

    We look forward to the official Bikestation opening at the ITF in October … and future Bikestation facilities in the region.

    Todd Boulanger
    Mobis | Transportation Alternatives
    [aka. Bikestation]

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