City Leaders Celebrate Bike Share Passage
Thursday, September 24, 2015
GoLocalPDX News Team
Mayor Charlie Hales; courtesy of the Bureau of Transportation
“Starting this summer, Portlanders will have another way to get around our great city,” Hales said. “One that is easy to use, affordable and, best of all, a lot of fun.”
The new system will feature 600 bicycles located throughout Central City and inner North Portland. It will operate with fewer docking stations and kiosks and feature a lower price point than most bike share in other cities.
“We waited a long time for the right bike share proposal, but it was worth the wait,” Commissioner Novick said. “We have a great, experienced partner in Motivate; and we are taking advantage of new ‘smart bike’ technology. Bicycles are great weapons against two of the biggest threats we face: climate disruption and rising health care costs. Bike share is a great addition to our arsenal - and it's also an important tourist amenity.”
|Commissioner Steve Novick; courtesy of the Bureau of Transportation|
Also on Thursday, the Portland Bureau of Transportation released the Portland Bicycle Count Report 2013-14, a study on changing in cycling trends in the city. While the U.S. Census Bureau reports on citywide bicycle use, the Bicycle Count Report includes more specialized, local data.
Cycling is becoming a more year-round activity, as data on bicycle riding on the Hawthorne Bridge showed that bicycle use on the bridge between November and March grew to 54 percent. Use of the Willamette River bridges also topped 20,000 weekday trips for the first time last year.
The report also found that women began riding bikes more in 2014, as bicycle use among women climbed to 32 percent, a record high for the city.
Ryan Rzepecki, CEO of Social Bicycles, said growing numbers like those are one of the reasons the company is excited to renew their contract with the City of Portland.
“We believe Portland has the infrastructure, bike culture, and density to become one of the most successful programs in the world,” Rzepecki said.
Bike rentals and guided tours, including a pub and Columbia River Gorge ride
Bike Rentals: $35-$60 a day
133 SW 2nd Ave
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
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
A wide range of city, cruiser, road, mountain, tandem, child, and hybrid bike rentals
10 SW Ash Street #100
Brompton folding bike rentals, with optional child seats and mandatory bells
$30-$45 a day
900 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Photo credit: Number 10 on Flickr
Bike rental for PSU students and visitors, and a bike sharing program
$35 a day
1818 SW 6th Ave
Bullitt cargo bike rentals
$24 a day
407 SE Ivon St
Specialty bike rentals, including tandems, quad sports, choppers, slingshots, and surreys.
$20-$45 a day
1020 SW Naito Parkway
Off-road bike rentals
$60-$75 a day
1510 NE 37th Avenue
8-speed, 1-speed, and racing bike rentals.
$35-$50 a day
8524 SE 17th Ave
Bike rentals with locations in Downtown, Hollywood, Woodstock, Lack Oswego, Beaverton, and Clackamas
$75-$85 a day
1001 SW Salmon
Vintage, road commuter and touring bike rentals
$25-$30 a day
305 NE Wygant
Road and mountain bike rentals
2714 NW Thurman
Road and cruiser bike rentals
$40-$50 a day
7639 SE Milwaukie
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
Road bike rentals
$60 a day
2671 NW Vaughn
High-end road bike rentals
$40-$60 a day
3202 SE Hawthorne