1 year ago
Portland, Oregon- the City of Portland just released its official Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator of theÂ Portland Bike Share systemÂ with the intent to be fully operating by April 2013. Because federal funds can only be used to purchase bikes, station equipment, and other hard infrastructure, it is important that the future operator (who will be bidding for a contract) can sufficiently match the expectations sought out in the proposal.
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Among a list of goals for the new system, the City wishes to create an immediate increase in the number of bike trips taken, while also bringing “new people to bicycling by reducing financial barriers to bicycling as transportation.” Ultimately, the system will offer people with an opportunity to travel effectively while saving them money.
To read more about the future of bike sharing in Portland, check out the full article at BikePortland.org.
Lisa MacCarrigan.Â VERTICESÂ Research Assistant Intern. Green.Sprawl@vertices.com