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Motivate Launches First Nationwide Customer Service Center in Columbus

Motivate is happy to announce we have opened our first-ever nationwide customer center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The center will eventually provide quality and responsive customer service to all Motivate systems across the country, with the exception of New York City, which has a regional office in place. The customer center will support the Ford GoBike […]

8D Technologies, part of the Motivate family, wins the 2017 Mercuriades award for web and mobile technology development

The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec recognizes 8D’s contribution to urban mobility by developing technology that integrates the BIXI and OPUS systems 8D Technologies, leading bike share supplier and part of the Motivate family, is pleased to announce it has been selected as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Mercuriades award for excellence […]

Motivate & 8D release Cyacle Mobile Bike Share Application in Abu Dhabi

Motivate and 8D Technologies are pleased to announce the launch of the Cyacle Bikeshare mobile bike share application allowing members of Abu Dhabi’s Cyacle bike share system to rent bikes through the application and more. Motivate, the industry-leader in bike share operations, recently merged with 8D Technologies, industry-leader in bike share technology solutions. By marrying Motivate’s […]

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 […]

Ford is partnering with Motivate to expand bike share in the Bay Area. The program will be called Ford GoBike.

Motivate Teams Up with Ford to Expand Bike Share in Bay Area

Today Motivate CEO Jay Walder, Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Board Chair Dave Cortese, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates announced that Ford will team up with Motivate to expand Bay Area Bike Share and the program will be renamed Ford GoBike. Ford’s partnership […]

Citi Bike station being installed at 5th Avenue and 88th Street along Central Park.

Mayor de Blasio, NYC DOT, Motivate and Citi Announce that Citi Bike’s Latest Expansion Has Begun on Upper East Side and Upper West Side

NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, along with Motivate, the operator of Citi Bike, and program sponsor Citi today announced the start of the next phase of the Citi Bike program’s expansion – moving north of 85th Street for the first time. As of today, new stations have opened at East […]

Congressman Earl Blumenhauer takes an inaugural ride on BIKETOWN over Tilikum Crossing.

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, […]

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.