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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 […]

Boston-Area MAPC Selects Motivate to continue Hubway Operations

We are thrilled to share that the Metropolitan Area Planning Council has announced its intention to award Motivate a contract to continue operating the Metropolitan Boston area’s beloved bike share, Hubway. Motivate operates the largest and best-performing bike share programs across North America, with nearly 30,000 bikes and over 200,000 active annual members in 11 […]

Hubway Reaches 5 Million Rides!

On October 21st, 2016, Hubway, the Boston area’s beloved 5-year-old bike share, reached a big milestone: 5 million rides! As if that didn’t give Hubway full license to brag, here are a few more numbers it can tout: 5 million rides translates to 9,206,649 miles; 395,054,024 calories burned; and 1,721,460 gallons of gasoline saved! Pretty impressive, […]

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. […]