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City Council Considers New Bike Share System

Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

socialbicycles.com/#bike

A new proposal for a bike share program in Portland has been brought forward by Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish.

The proposal involves a bike share system which would be operated by Motivate LLC, with cutting-edge smart bikes provided by Social Bicycles. The smart bike technology puts all communications and locking technology on the bike itself, allowing the system to operate with fewer docks and kiosks. This will allow users to lock bicycles at many existing city bike corrals, and the technology will also allow the city and Motivate to “pilot an innovative approach to rebalancing bicycles that will reduce the reliance on rebalancing vehicles.” According to the news release.

One of the most affordable bike share systems in the country, the Motivate system would start with 600 units and integrate “principles of the High Road Standards that prioritizes accessibility to underserved communities and includes training and hiring opportunities for living-wage careers.”

Motivate currently manages bike share systems in the Bay Area, New York City, Chicago, and many other major cities in the United States. City Council will consider the proposed bike share system on Wednesday, September 16th, during its morning session. 

 

Related Slideshow: 17 Ways to Experience Portland on Bike

Check out these 17 businesses for bike rentals and tours, that allow you to enjoy the Portland bike scene without owning a bike:  

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Pedal Bike Tours

Bike rentals and guided tours, including a pub and Columbia River Gorge ride

Bike Rentals: $35-$60 a day

Tours: $89-$109

133 SW 2nd Ave 
503-243-2453

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Spinlister

Peer-to-peer bike sharing 

Search online or with an app for avaiable bikes of all sizes and prices to loan from local bike owners 

Bike owners list their own rental prices, anything above $1

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Go By Bike Shop

Bike rentals  and valet partner with OHSU at the Portland Aerial Tram

$40 a day, $20 a day for OSHU employees

SW Moody and Gibbs  
971-271-9270

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Waterfront Bikes  

A wide range of city, cruiser, road, mountain, tandem, child, and hybrid bike rentals

10 SW Ash Street #100 
503-227-1719

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Clever Cycles

Brompton folding bike rentals, with optional child seats and mandatory bells

$30-$45 a day

900 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
(503) 334-1560

Photo credit: Number 10 on Flickr

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Portland State University Bike Hub

Bike rental for PSU students and visitors, and a bike sharing program

$35 a day

1818 SW 6th Ave
(503) 725-9006

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Splendid Cycles

Bullitt cargo bike rentals

$24 a day

407 SE Ivon St  
503-954-2620

Photo credit: wittco.gmbh on Flickr

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Specialty bike rentals, including tandems, quad sports, choppers, slingshots, and surreys. 

$20-$45 a day

1020 SW Naito Parkway  
503-808-9955

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Mountain Shop

Off-road bike rentals

$60-$75 a day

1510 NE 37th Avenue
503-288-6768

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Bike Commuter

8-speed, 1-speed, and racing bike rentals.

$35-$50 a day

8524 SE 17th Ave
503-505-9200

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The Bike Gallery

Bike rentals with locations in Downtown, Hollywood, Woodstock, Lack Oswego, Beaverton, and Clackamas

$75-$85 a day

Downtown Location:
1001 SW Salmon 
503-222-3821

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Everybody’s Bike Rentals

Vintage, road commuter and touring bike rentals

$25-$30 a day

305 NE Wygant 
503-358-0152

 

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Fat Tire Farm

Road and mountain bike rentals

2714 NW Thurman 
503-222-3276

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Sellwood Cycle Repair

Road and cruiser bike rentals

$40-$50 a day

7639 SE Milwaukie 
503-233-9392

 

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Cycle Portland Bicycle Tours

Single speed, road, and electric bike rentals, was well as number of city tours

Bike Rentals: $30-$70 a day

Tours: Start at $40

117 NW 2nd Ave
844-739-2453

 

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Athletes Lounge

Road bike rentals

$60 a day

2671 NW Vaughn
503-477-5906

 

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Veloce Bicycles

High-end road bike rentals

$40-$60 a day

3202 SE Hawthorne  
503-234-8400 

 
 

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