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Motivate Celebrates Earth Day

We celebrate Mother Earth with each mile we pedal but Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how those many miles add up to big change. Last year alone, riders on Motivate systems reduced CO2 emissions by 29,625,723 lbs, with 15,797,817 of those lbs coming from Citi Bike riders. And a […]

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Kaiser Permanente Sponsors BIKETOWN

It is no secret that biking is good for your health. By burning calories, toning muscles, boosting blood-flow, reducing the risk of heart disease or simply offering riders a moment of reprieve in a hectic day, cycling comes with countless health benefits. It stands to reason, then, that bike share is not only transforming the […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Motivate and Local Partners Launch BIKETOWN for All

Motivate is proud to join the Community Cycling Center, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Better Bike Share Partnership and affordable housing providers, social service agencies and nonprofits to launch BIKETOWN for All, a reduced-cost program to provide Portlanders living on low incomes BIKETOWN membership for just $3 per month, including bike safety education and […]

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BIKETOWN, Portland’s Bike Share System, is Ready to Ride

U.S. Rep. Blumenauer, Commissioner Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro join BIKETOWN founding members and other Portlanders to celebrate the official opening of BIKETOWN Event featured a ceremonial unlocking of the first BIKETOWN bike and an inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing Portland, OR, July 19, […]

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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. […]