Bike-sharing system

Bike-sharing system

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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College students get a boost with Biketown financial aid

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 20th, 2021 at 1:27 pm

A few Biketowns hydrating themselves at Peninsula Park on Saturday.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland will donate 650 original Biketown bikes to Hamilton (Ontario) Bike Share

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 12th, 2021 at 9:39 am

New (old) Biketown bikes lined up in South Waterfront in July 2016.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Adaptive Biketown makes cycling with Parkinson’s possible

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 23rd, 2021 at 9:06 am

Carol Clupny, who has Parkinson’s disease, gets fitted by Adaptive Biketown Manager Ryan Ross.
(Photos and video: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Tell PBOT where new Biketown stations should go

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 8th, 2021 at 7:02 am

Map from survey shows existing Biketown stations.

The City of Portland has released a survey that gives everyone a chance to create a fantasy Biketown system.

As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is eyeing a major expansion of the Biketown service area. Now they want your help to find where holes exist in the current system.

The survey includes a map where you can click a location and request a new station. Because PBOT has typically favored widening the coverage area over adding more bikes and stations to the system, there are still plenty of Biketown deserts in Portland. [Read more…]

Biketown: More adaptive bikes, service area expansion on the way

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 2nd, 2021 at 12:22 pm

A bigger Biketown.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Eugene’s new bike share operator partly funded by ODOT, and may be coming to a city near you

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 16th, 2021 at 11:26 am

PeaceHealth Rides in Eugene.
(Photo: City of Eugene)

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Portland will pilot Nike’s recycled rubber bike share stations

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 13th, 2021 at 11:10 am

New station on the left. Existing station on the right.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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New ‘Prescribe-a-Bike’ program teams with health clinics in north/northeast Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 25th, 2021 at 10:48 am

One of the intended benefits of the program is to “foster social cohesion” among participants.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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‘No immediate plans’ for Biketown re-opening as smoke-filled air lingers

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 14th, 2020 at 4:24 pm

“This service outage is a good opportunity for leadership at Lyft to better articulate how their bike share systems plan to operate in emergency situations,”
— Tarani Duncan, bike share industry veteran

A man riding on the Broadway Bridge on September 10th.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Biketown 2.0 is here and the electric bike share era has begun

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 9th, 2020 at 11:25 am

All ready to go.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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