Portland Wants to Make Bike Share Work for Disabled Riders
Portland, known for its impressive bike share efforts, is expanding its Biketown program to be more inclusive of riders with disabilities. The city has interviewed this segment of riders to understand their specific needs and is working to implement a plan that provides them with more mobility options. The plan will involve partnering with local bike rental shops and building adaptive bikes that are designed specifically to address their challenges.
Because shared mobility can offer significant benefits—including helping to reduce household transportation costs, mitigate greenhouse-gas emissions, and increase access to jobs, opportunity, and a better quality of life—we believe cities should do what they can to expand access to these services for all residents.
Learn more about Portland’s adaptive-bike pilot project at City Lab.