Steve Hoyt-McBeth, PBOT Portland Bureau of Transportation
BIKETOWN – A Circuitous Path to Success
In 2007, an entry-level bureaucrat is handed an assignment: bring the bike share to Portland.
How hard could it be to bring public bike rental to the nation’s best biking city? To his dismay, the plan is met with ambivalence and faces numerous setbacks. Fast forward to 2016, partnering with Nike, Portland launches BIKETOWN, the most innovative bike share system in North America. City of Portland Bike Share Program Manager Steve Hoyt-McBeth shares how a snake-bitten project rose to the darling of the bike-sharing world.