BIKETOWN Offers Free Rides and Memberships to College Students and Low-Income Residents, Portland, OR 2021
5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 16, 2021
BIKETOWN, Portland’s e-bikeshare provider, is now offering free rides to college students and low-income residents across the city. Specifically, these groups are eligible to receive the following benefits:
All Portland college students receiving federal financial aid get a free BIKETOWN for All membership, giving them access to an unlimited number of 60-minute fare-free rides. Rides that exceed 60 minutes cost an extra $0.05 per minute.
Students not receiving financial aid at Portland State University, the city’s largest university, can receive a $20 ride credit each month. Single, non-membership rides on BIKETOWN cost $1 plus $0.20 per minute.
Low-income residents who receive benefits like affordable housing, unemployment assistance, Medicaid, or food stamps also qualify as BIKETOWN for All members. This program pre-existed the expansion of ride discounts for students.