Motivate (company)
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Motivate Company

Motivate International Inc.
Alta Bicycle Share[1]
Area served
United States
Key people
Matthew Parker (CEO)
ServicesBicycle-sharing system operator
Number of employees
700+[2] (2017)

Motivate (formerly Alta Bicycle Share and also known as Motivate International Inc. is a company based in New York City that operates bicycle sharing systems in the United States. The systems provide a flexible method for completing short trips, as contrasted with the longer rentals offered by traditional bike rental companies.


Alta Bicycle Share was formed in 2010.[3]

Motivate was listed in Fast Company's "World's Most Innovative Companies" for 2014 under its previous name.[4]

In October 2014, it was announced that the company had been acquired by Bikeshare Holdings LLC and would be relocating headquarters from Portland, Oregon to New York City under the leadership of Jay Walder.[5][6][7][8][9] Subsequently, Motivate announced its acquisition of 8D Technologies, the technology provider for a number of the systems it already operated, in February 2017.[10] In July 2018, Lyft announced that it would acquire Motivate and continue to operate it as a standalone business.[11][12]

Currently operating systems

Motivate currently operates seven systems in public-private partnerships with local governments:

Discontinued systems

Systems suppliers

Motivate-operated systems have used multiple suppliers for bikes, stations, kiosks, and technology across each city including 8D Technologies and Montreal-based PBSC Urban Solutions[26] for equipment and technology and Cycles Devinci and Arcade Cycles for bicycles.

See also


  1. ^ "Company that owns Divvy changes corporate name to Motivate". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. January 13, 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Bensinger, Greg (July 2, 2018). "Lyft Follows Uber by Acquiring Bike-Sharing Startup Motivate". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2019.(subscription required)
  3. ^ Coster, Helen (June 8, 2011). "Beating A New Path For Commuters". Forbes. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ ""Most Innovative Companies for 2014"". Fast Company. February 10, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Chabán, Matt V. (October 28, 2014). "New Leader Will Drive Expansion of Citi Bike". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Rose, Joseph (October 28, 2014). "Portland's Alta Bicycle Share sold. What does it mean for city's delayed bike share launch?". Oregon Live.
  7. ^ Hilkevitch, Jon (October 28, 2014). "Company that operates Divvy bike-share program being sold". Chicago Tribune.
  8. ^ Vaccaro, Adam (October 28, 2014). "Company Behind Hubway Bike Share Bought Out". Boston Globe.
  9. ^ Rouan, Rick (November 3, 2014). "Transportation Insider: CoGo expected to grow despite purchase". Columbus Dispatch.
  10. ^ "World leaders in bike share Motivate and 8D Technologies merge". Cycling Industry News. February 10, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Bike Share Leader Motivate Announces Transformative Agreement with Lyft to Advance the Future of Urban Transportation" (Press release). Motivate. July 2, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Lyft (July 2, 2018). "Introducing Lyft Bikes". Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "The Bay Area's bike share program - Ford GoBike". Ford GoBike.
  14. ^ Njus, Elliot (August 26, 2016). "136,000 miles in, Biketown bike-share makes its mark on Portland". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Capital Bikeshare". October 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ Johnston, Kristine (April 7, 2014). "Beyond Urban Planning: The Economics of Capital Bikeshare". Georgetown Public Policy Review. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Citi Bike". Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ "CoGo Bike Share: Columbus, OH's Bike Share Program - CoGo Bike Share". CoGo Bike Share.
  19. ^ "Divvy | Chicago". Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "Blue Bikes: Metro-Boston's Bike share Program - Blue Bikes Boston". Blue Bikes Boston.
  21. ^ "Nice Ride MN - Nice Ride Minnesota Chooses Motivate".
  22. ^ "Nice Ride MN - New Era for Nice Ride Minnesota".
  23. ^ "Home - Bike Share Toronto". Bike Share Toronto.
  24. ^ "Motivate and Toronto Parking Authority Announce Transition of Bike Share Toronto Operations -- Motivate".
  25. ^ "Melbourne Bike Share". March 25, 2010. Retrieved 2015.
  26. ^ "Motivate | We design, deploy and manage bike sharing systems". Retrieved 2015.

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