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In the News: Slate on Citi Bike’s Bike Angels Program

Any member of a bike share program has come up against one of two frustrating scenarios: a full dock at the end of a trip, or an empty dock at the start. Bike-share professionals call this the “rebalancing problem,” in which riders overload a system’s most popular takeoff points and destinations, rendering docks useless. The […]

Bike Share Leaders Motivate and 8D Technologies Announce Merger

Bike Share Leaders Motivate and 8D Technologies Announce Merger to Wed Best-in-class Technology with Operations Merger Sets Path for Ten-Fold Expansion of Bay Area’s Ford GoBike, Accelerated Innovation in Bike Share Facilitated by a Substantial Investment by Generation Investment Management Investment recognizes bike share’s potential to protect climate, enhance urban sustainability NEW YORK – Motivate […]

Survey Findings Detail BIKETOWN’s Success

A recent survey conducted by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland’s bike share system, BIKETOWN, shows that BIKETOWN is taking the nation’s bike capital by storm. Launched in July, 2016, BIKETOWN is is already boosting the tourism industry, local businesses, and reducing automobile use. Popular from the start, BIKETOWN’s ridership swiftly exceeded all expectations […]

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 […]

Citi Bike Installs Blaze Laserlights on 250 Bikes

As part of an ongoing commitment to safer cycling in New York, Citi Bike installed an innovative new safety feature — the Blaze Laserlight– on 250 bikes this winter. The pilot program aims to make Citi Bike riders more visible to drivers and pedestrians, creating safer conditions on the road and providing greater peace of […]

Citi Bike Rings In New Year with 14 Million Trips

With 14 million rides in 2016, Citi Bike set another North American bike share record. (For a fun comparison, that’s more than double the 6.3 million people who visited the popular Metropolitan Museum of Art during the last fiscal year!) In fact, for the second year in a row Citi Bike riders have taken more […]

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!