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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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PGE grants will stoke e-bike boom in Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 27th, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Yay for more funding of electric bikes!
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Fate of old Biketown bikes now in state hands

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 19th, 2020 at 1:56 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

These are dark times for the old Biketown bikes. Once celebrated, they’ve been relegated to a cold corner of a city-owned storage area. While the new electric-assist bikes gather attention and adoring fans, the 1,000 or so old bikes just gather dust.

While they weren’t integrated into the new system, the old bikes have lots of mileage left in them and it would be a shame (and a PR debacle) if they ended up in a scrap heap. If the City of Portland has their way, the bikes will see action again someday.

Back in August we wondered what their future would be. Now we’ve heard a bit of an update.[Read more…]

‘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.
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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.
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