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Portland Approves $2M Bike Sharing Plan

Published August 18, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Portland's city council has voted to approve spending $2 million in federal funds on a bike sharing program.

Mayor Sam Adams said he’s delayed bringing the bike-sharing issue before council because he wanted the other major cities to test it out so we could learn from their mistakes, according to a local news outlet. 

Gerik Kransky, spokesman for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, said this is an exciting opportunity for Portland.

"The initial plan is to roll out 740 bike in the central city at 74 bike stations on the inner east side, and that’s just phase one," said Kransky.

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