City announces Biketown expansion

BikeTown announces expansion

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland’s bike-share program is expanding.

City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and the Portland Bureau of Transportation on Thursday formally announced Biketown’s expansion into North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

PBOT says Biketown will reach North Portland’s Overlook neighborhood. In Northeast Portland, the program will expand its service area north to Ainsworth Street and east to 33rd Avenue. In Southeast Portland, Biketown service will include the Brooklyn neighborhood and reach east to Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

PBOT also created two super-hubs where users can park a Biketown bike at any public rack without an additional charge. The hubs are located in the Central Eastside Industrial District and the Portland State University campus. 

Biketown, which is backed by Nike, launched with 1,000 bikes and 100 stations in July 2016.

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