Alta Bicycle Share

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Alta Bicycle Share
Type Privately held
Headquarters Portland, Oregon, United States
Area served United States & Australia
Services Bicycle sharing system operator

Alta Bicycle Share (also known as Alta Bike Share) is a company based in Portland, Oregon, that operates bicycle sharing systems in the United States and Australia.[1] The systems provide a flexible method for completing short trips, as contrasted with the longer rentals offered by traditional bike rental companies. In October 2014, it was announced that the company, which was facing bankruptcy, had been acquired by Bikeshare Holdings and would be relocating to New York under the leadership of Jay Walder.[2]

Alta operates a number of systems in public-private partnerships with local governments:

Alta, which has branch offices in Melbourne and Washington, uses bikes, stations, and kiosks developed and manufactured by Montreal-based Bixi.

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  1. ^ Alta Bike Share
  2. ^ Chabán, Matt V. (28 October 2014). "New Leader Will Drive Expansion of Citi Bike". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Pronto Cycle Share launches Seattle’s bike share program". Alta Bicycle Share. October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Portland Bike Share moves forward with council approval of Alta contract

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