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Portland chooses Alta Bicycle for bike share contract

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Portland chose local business Alta Bicycle Share for the city's planned $4 million bike-sharing system.

"Alta Bicycle Share is a good, homegrown company that has emerged as an international leader in operating bike share systems," said Mayor Sam Adams, in a statement.

The proposal calls for 74 stations around downtown and the inner eastside hosting 740 bikes that anyone can check out with a credit card and be billed by the hour—sort of like Zipcar for bikes. It's hard to imagine just how much bike sharing will change the experience of being downtown, but imagine if everyone who worked in or visited downtown could hop on a bike whenever they wanted. This will mean a lot more bikes on the streets.

Read more at The Portland Mercury.

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