Smart-bikes are the next generation of bike share technology. Motivate’s first smart-bike system is Portland, OR’s BIKETOWN system, sponsored by NIKE. Smart bikes differ from smart dock systems by putting all the technology on the bike itself, rather than onto on-street infrastructure. Using the integrated lock, a rider can lock at standard bike racks in addition to stations. Additionally, the bike features real-time GPS which enables riders to track their trips similar to popular apps like Strava. The smart-bike approach requires less upfront costs, enabling Portland to launch with a 1,000 bike system.

Smart Bikes — Motivate

Smart Bikes

Smart-bikes are the next generation of bike share technology. Motivate’s first smart-bike system is Portland, OR’s BIKETOWN system, sponsored by NIKE. Smart bikes differ from smart dock systems by putting all the technology on the bike itself, rather than onto on-street infrastructure. Using the integrated lock, a rider can lock at standard bike racks in addition to stations. Additionally, the bike features real-time GPS which enables riders to track their trips similar to popular apps like Strava. The smart-bike approach requires less upfront costs, enabling Portland to launch with a 1,000 bike system.