Biketown expands to North, NE and SE Portland

Bike share program launched 10 months ago

FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, bicycles stand at the ready for use in a bike-sharing program in Portland, Ore. Portland residents have ridden 136,000 miles on bike-share program bikes since the program launched in July, 2016, according to the program. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Biketown is expanding to other parts of town ahead of the summer.

Ten months after the program was launched, the service area is expanding in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

In North Portland, the service area is expanding to the west to North Gay Avenue and will bring BIKETOWN to residents of the Overlook neighborhood.

The Northeast expansion will extend north to Ainsworth Street and east to NE 33rd Avenue. It will encompass the Alberta Main Street business district.

In Southeast Portland, the expansion will move the service area’s southern border to include Brooklyn’s main street district and will also extend east to Cesar Chavez Boulevard.