Biketown’s new e-bike fleet launches Wednesday

Portland’s much-ballyhooed all-electric fleet of new bike share bikes will launch on Wednesday. The Portland Bureau of Transportation just made the official announcement and will host a press conference tomorrow in east Portland. As we reported back in July this expansion comes with a host of changes — most notably a widely expanded service area, … Read more

Sources: Portland bike share talks break down, Uber now in line for major expansion contract

Sources say the Portland Bureau of Transportation has ended bike share contract negotiations with Lyft and is now jumping on board with Uber. PBOT sought bidders for a major bike share system expansion last fall and opted to stay with Lyft, the company that owns Biketown operator Motivate Inc. Portland’s current contract with Lyft ended … Read more