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Happy New Year from Motivate!

Seasons greetings, friends. Please join us in taking a look back at our busy, joyful and bike-filled 2016! Here are some of the happiest and funniest (and a few of the strangest) things that happened this past year. Here’s to many more smiles and many more miles together in the year ahead!

Ford GoBike

Bay Area Unveils East Bay Expansion Map

Motivate’s bike share program in the Bay Area is making progress in a massive system planning effort in advance of expanding the program there tenfold beginning in 2017. The new and expanded program will be dubbed Ford GoBike thanks to a groundbreaking partnership between Motivate and Ford. Recently the Bay Area team released a map showing […]


Motivate Systems See Incredible Growth in 2016

From Boston to the Bay Area, our systems are expanding fast and furiously. Here’s a rundown: Thanks to our partnership with Ford, the Bay Area Bike Share, soon to be renamed Ford GoBike, is set to expand ten-fold, from 700 to 7,000 bikes. We also won the contract to continue to operate Capital Bikeshare after […]


Happy Election Day!

It may not come as a surprise that cyclists are civic-minded. After all, they are reducing their carbon footprint by choosing a sustainable form of transportation to get around town. And today they really get to show off their zeal for the democratic process as they pedal their way to their local polling place and […]

Ford is partnering with Motivate to expand bike share in the Bay Area. The program will be called Ford GoBike.

Motivate Teams Up with Ford to Expand Bike Share in Bay Area

Today Motivate CEO Jay Walder, Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Board Chair Dave Cortese, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates announced that Ford will team up with Motivate to expand Bay Area Bike Share and the program will be renamed Ford GoBike. Ford’s partnership […]

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. […]

Bike Share Moves Forward in San Francisco

Board of Supervisors unanimously approves contract; dates for first round of public planning workshops announced The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously earlier this month to authorize the City’s participation in a plan to grow the bike share program from 700 to 7,000 bikes in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville. This expansion will […]

Bike Share to Expand Ten-fold In San Francisco Bay Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2015 New system will be 7,000 bikes strong and bring bike share to East Bay for first time New online portal enables residents to propose station location ideas OAKLAND – The Metropolitan Transportation Commission today voted to enter into a contract with Motivate, the nation’s largest bike share operator. […]

Bay Area Bike Share Announces Open Data Contest

Community Challenged to bring Bay Area Bike Share Data to Life Bay Area Bike Share is announcing the Bay Area Bike Share Open Data Challenge in partnership with Stamen Design, a San Francisco-based design studio specializing in maps and data visualization. The Challenge makes data from nearly 150,000 bike trips publicly available, and encourages designers […]