PBOT Rolls Out Electrical Bikes in Big Enlargement of Biketown Into East Portland
The Portland Bureau of Transportation at this time introduced a serious enlargement of the geographic footprint of the Biketown bike-sharing program and the provision of 500 new electrical bikes.
Beforehand, Biketown allowed cyclists to hire bikes utilizing a telephone app from kiosks positioned in central components of Portland. The world now stretches additional north and east, because the map under exhibits (enlargement 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 enlargement is a big development for transportation fairness in East Portland, and it’ll enhance 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 look ahead to the continued enlargement.”
PBOT expects the fleet of e-bikes to develop to 1,500 “in coming weeks.” Riders can entry the e-bikes by means of the Biketown app or by means of Lyft.
Over the following 4 years, PBOT added, the company plans to develop the Biketown’s service territory to a complete of 40 sq. miles and construct its fleet to three,000 e-bikes.