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In the News: Motivate’s CEO on WBEZ’s Worldview

In advance of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities Motivate’s CEO Jay Walder sat down with Jerome McDonnell from Worldview, on Chicago’s NPR affiliate to talk bike share, urban sustainability and wellness. “I think the thing that changed our streets the most in the past few years is Divvy”– Jerome McDonnell, Worldview, WBEZ Chicago. Hear the full […]

Motivate to Participate in the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

This week, Motivate’s CEO, Jay Walder, is traveling to the lauded Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Today, cities are taking the lead in solving the world’s biggest problems through innovative and sustainability-boosting programs like bike share, and this is a wonderful opportunity to survey both how far we have come and the distance we have yet to […]

Motivate Recognized as 2017 Webby Awards Honoree

“I look at good design as a way for people to easily connect to and understand everything we do,” says Brent Arnold, Motivate’s Creative Director. “I want someone to be able to easily sign-up for bike share and take their first ride, as much as I want someone to easily understand our app, websites and […]

How Do People Use Bike Share?

One question we get all the time is how do people use bike share? Do they commute? Are they using the bikes for fun? So in honor of National Bike Month we dug into the numbers from customer surveys across three of our largest systems, Citi Bike, Divvy and Capital Bikeshare. This is what we […]

Winter Riding Tips from the Experts

Motivate is lucky to have hundreds of dedicated employees across all 11 of our systems, and many of them love to bike. In fact, many of them do it all year long. The truth is: winter riding can be exhilarating (and it can even expedite commutes while drivers sit in gridlock), and the vast majority of our […]

Divvy Hits Ten Million Trips

The new year started off with a bang for Divvy. Just before midnight on January 2nd, a grandmother, Priscilla B from Lakeview, coming home from visiting her grandkids, took the 10 millionth trip on the popular bike share system. This milestone puts Divvy in a rather exclusive club of U.S. bike share programs that have […]

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!

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 […]

In the News: Nearly every single one of Bicycling Magazine’s “50 Best Bike Cities of 2016” have bike share programs. 14 are run by Motivate.

City by city, bike share is revolutionizing the American landscape. Here at Motivate, we were not the least bit surprised to learn that the top five entries on Bicycling Magazine’s “50 Best Bike Cities of 2016” were all cities where we operate world-class bike share systems. Congratulations to Chicago for leading the charge! In cities […]