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.

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 […]

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 […]

In the News: See what it takes to install a Citi Bike station

Each time a new Citi Bike station opens to the public, staff from Motivate, the bike-share operators, ring a ship’s bell hung from the wall in their Sunset Park headquarters. That bell will toll 139 times through the current Phase 2 expansion that’s bringing new stations to uptown Manhattan and Brownstone Brooklyn… See the video and […]

In the News: McKinsey & Company talks with Motivate CEO Jay Walder

Earlier this year McKinsey & Company’s Simon London sat down for a chat with our CEO, Jay Walder. Before starting Motivate, Walder was CEO of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway Corporation and also chairman and CEO of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Bike sharing is actually one of the most revolutionary changes that we’ve seen […]

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.