Portland will offer Biketown-branded cycles for people with disabilities

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 30th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Participants in the June 5 adaptive bike clinic where the city gathered suggestions for an accessibility program.
(Photos: J.Maus/BikePortland)

After taking criticism from local accessibility advocates and from the transportation commissioner’s political challenger, Portland says it’ll fund a discounted rental program for handcycles and trikes.

It seems to be the first such program in the country, though city staff couldn’t say for sure.

The goal is to make it possible for more people with disabilities get access to bicycles, in the same way that most other people will have an option to use Biketown, the publicly backed bike sharing system that launches July 19.

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Veteran, peace activist Brian Willson embarks on 1,100 mile handcycle tour

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Brian Willson on his Varna handcycle.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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