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

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 […]


Motivate Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and urging a more gender equal tomorrow. We’d also like to introduce you to the extraordinary women who lead some of our big city bike share programs across the nation. Emily Stapleton is the General Manager (GM) […]


Winter Ops in Our Coldest Cities

While we wait for the last few weeks of winter to give way to spring, glorious spring, we wanted to give you a sense of how we tackle winter in three of our coldest cities — Boston, Chicago and Toronto. Equipped with special tools like dock-clearing shovels, our field teams are pros at clearing snow. […]


In the News: Slate on Citi Bike’s Bike Angels Program

Any member of a bike share program has come up against one of two frustrating scenarios: a full dock at the end of a trip, or an empty dock at the start. Bike-share professionals call this the “rebalancing problem,” in which riders overload a system’s most popular takeoff points and destinations, rendering docks useless. The […]


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 […]


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 […]


Winter Riding Tips from the Experts

Motivate is lucky to have hundreds of dedicated employees across all 11 of our systems, and many of them love to bike. In fact, many of them do it all year long. The truth is: winter riding can be exhilarating (and it can even expedite commutes while drivers sit in gridlock), and the vast majority of our […]