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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 Celebrates Earth Day

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 […]

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 […]

April 20, 2016, Boston, MA:
A Boston Red Sox Hubway Unicorn Bike is shown at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, April 20, 2016. 
(Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox)

Hubway’s Unicorn Madness

To help get Boston-area residents psyched to shake off winter and pedaling again, Hubway launched a fun-filled tournament dubbed #HubwayUnicornMadness. “Unicorn” in this context isn’t a billion dollar start-up. It refers to uniquely wrapped bike share bikes that stand out from the herd. Motivate has used unicorn bikes to celebrate Pride Month and the return […]


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 […]


NACTO Report Shows the Swift Rise of Bike Share

A new report recently released by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) documents the incredible rise of bike share in the U.S. since the first modern system launched in 2010. In just six years, bike share riders took a stunning 88 million trips. And 28 million, or about 30% of all trips, were taken […]


Motivate CEO Joins SPUR and YPT for Motivating Movement Talk

Last night Motivate’s President and CEO, Jay H. Walder, joined two of the Bay Area’s leading transportation groups– SPUR (the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association) and YPT (Young Professionals in Transportation)– in Oakland, CA for a reception and moderated conversation appropriately dubbed “Motivating Movement.” The event comes as Motivate is wrapping […]