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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Tell PBOT where new Biketown stations should go

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted on September 9th, 2020 at 11:25 am.

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

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Biketown’s new e-bike fleet launches Wednesday

Posted on September 8th, 2020 at 6:47 pm.

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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, higher prices, and of course zippy new bikes that have been completely redesigned. [Read more…]

Biketown 2.0 will launch very soon: Here’s what you need to know

Posted on September 3rd, 2020 at 9:06 am.

Caught a new Biketown bike in the wild riding around Mt. Tabor a few days ago.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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New Biketown e-bikes will be nice, but at what price?

Posted on July 21st, 2020 at 3:01 pm.

Biketown pricing has always been a sensitive subject.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland from vandalism incident in April 2017).

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