Do you have a free BIKETOWN for All membership? It’s a lifeline for many income-qualifying Portlanders, made possible by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with support from the PGE Drive Change Fund.
It’s also one of the ways that BIKETOWN promotes transportation justice – by offering reliable, equitable transportation for income-qualifying Portland residents, while reducing car traffic and supporting cleaner air in frontline communities.
Lyft, operator of BIKETOWN, in a new partnership with The Street Trust, is aiming to introduce more residents to bikeshare through the BIKETOWN for All program, especially those who might not think of themselves as a “typical” cyclist – in terms of age, race, or income.
Starting this summer, The Street Trust, with support from Lyft, will be working across a range of communities including BIPOC Portlanders, folks living on a low income, youth, and older adults to educate and empower them to ride e-bikes and enroll them in the BIKETOWN for All program when eligible.
"Innovative partnerships to advance a more just transportation system are at the heart of The Street Trust's work. We've worked with BIKETOWN for years to encourage Portlanders to embrace this healthy, low-carbon and fun mode of transportation, and are excited to take our partnership to the next level this summer working directly with BIKETOWN in the community advancing transportation justice." - Anouksha Gardner, The Street Trust
The Street Trust plans to host events and rides across the city including Gateway, Jade District, Lloyd District, East Portland/122nd Ave, Rosewood, and Central Eastside among others.
What is BIKETOWN for All?
The BIKETOWN for All program provides a $0 monthly membership to qualifying residents of Portland. Membership includes free ebike rides up to 60 minutes each and a $7 account credit monthly.
Who qualifies for BIKETOWN for All?
BIKETOWN for All is available to residents of Portland aged 16 and older who hold Oregon Trail cards, live in affordable housing, qualify for unemployment assistance, students that receive FAFSA, or receive other social services like SNAP benefits.
Where can I find more information?
Visit this website for more information and to sign up!