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Portland, OR

Motivate’s Hiring Practices

Bike share is a powerful way to create access to opportunity– not only by connecting people more quickly to transit and to local business districts, but also by connecting them to great jobs. We are proud of our our track record on both fronts. We hire people who hail from the communities we serve, pay […]

Motivate Celebrates Pride

It’s June, and you know what that means: sunny morning rides, stunning evening views, exciting summer expansions and best of all…PRIDE MONTH. At Motivate, we love Pride. It’s a chance to celebrate so many of our extraordinary riders, as well as the rich diversity that defines our company and the vibrant cities we serve. That’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]