The Portland Bureau of Transportation as we speak introduced a significant growth of the geographic footprint of the Biketown bike-sharing program and the provision of 500 new electrical bikes.
Beforehand, Biketown allowed cyclists to lease bikes utilizing a telephone app from kiosks positioned in central elements of Portland. The world now stretches additional north and east, because the map under reveals (growth areas in orange). The service space will now cowl 32 sq. miles.
“I’m so happy that Biketown is lastly being deployed in East Portland,” Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly stated in a press release. “This growth is a big development for transportation fairness in East Portland, and it’ll improve sustainable transportation choices for our complete metropolis. I hope that the introduction of electrical pedal-assist bikes to our fleet will encourage extra Portlanders to attempt biking, and I sit up for the continued growth.”
PBOT expects the fleet of e-bikes to develop to 1,500 “in coming weeks.” Riders can entry the e-bikes by the Biketown app or by Lyft.
Over the following 4 years, PBOT added, the company plans to increase the Biketown’s service territory to a complete of 40 sq. miles and construct its fleet to three,000 e-bikes.