Congressman Earl Blumenhauer takes an inaugural ride on BIKETOWN over Tilikum Crossing.

BIKETOWN, Portland’s Bike Share System, is Ready to Ride

U.S. Rep. Blumenauer, Commissioner Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro join BIKETOWN founding members and other Portlanders to celebrate the official opening of BIKETOWN Event featured a ceremonial unlocking of the first BIKETOWN bike and an inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing Portland, OR, July 19, […]

In the News: Motivate assembling bikes in Detroit

The Detroit Bikes factory sits on the West Side of the city near scattered abandoned homes and a junkyard full of rusted car parts. Inside, workers are taking test rides through the 50,000-square-foot facility on a fleet of freshly assembled bicycles destined for New York’s Citi Bike bike-share program.

Boston offers subsidized Hubway memberships for low income residents. credit: Better Bike Share Partnership

Better Bike Share Conference

Last week in Philly hundreds of bike share and social justice practitioners gathered to discuss how to make bike share more equitable and inclusive. The group was convened by the Better Bike Share Partnership. which has also awarded grants to thirteen cities, including six where Motivate operates to dig into this topic at the local level. […]

Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages Partners with Motivate across the country.

Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages Partners with Motivate to Present Free Bike Share Weekends across the Country

New York, NY—In a first-of-its kind national campaign, Motivate, the national leader in bike share and Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages have partnered to provide a series of free bike share weekends to help celebrate the launch of the brand’s new app – Delightways. To celebrate the launch of Delightways, Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverages will be […]

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Divvy’s 2016 Expansion Adding Over 100 New Stations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that Chicago’s popular bike share program Divvy has launched its second major expansion since it was launched in 2013, adding an additional 85 more bike stations and pushing its boundaries out to serve new neighborhoods focused on the South and West sides of the city. When the expansion is complete […]

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Motivate Bikes Assembled in Detroit

Motivate has begun assembling bike share bikes in Detroit, Motivate CEO Jay Walder and Detroit Bikes Founder Zak Pashak announced today. Motivate’s bikes will now be designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, allowing the company to respond to enormous demand for new and expanding bike share systems,  with quality, speed and reliability.

Motivate to Offer System Data in more Developer-Friendly Format

Starting today, Motivate, North America’s largest bike share operator, will be providing bike share data for several of our systems in “general bike share feed specification” or GBFS for short. GBFS takes inspiration from the General Transit Feed Specification, which was developed to make it easier for map makers and app makers to take transit […]