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Adaptive Bike Rental Open House, April 25, 2017

Open House Information Posters


Thank you for coming to the Adaptive Bike Rental Open House. This document provides the text for the posters at the six stations at this open house. For some of the posters, we’ve also provided a description to add context on what is being presented. For some of these posters, participants may use dot stickers to “vote” for different options. We are also providing a written survey form for these questions.

If you would like to answer the questions to the posters at this open house, you may also do so online. Here is the link:

Station 1:        Program Overview

Station #1, Poster A – Adaptive Bike Rental Pilot Overview

What:  Adaptive Bicycle Rentals

When:  Pilot Project will run during Summer 2017

How:   Partner with existing bike shops for rentals

Visit the other stations to learn more!

Station #1, Poster B– Program designed for and by the community

Outreach Process and Timeline (chronological order below):

PBOT received requests for accommodation with the launch of BIKETOWN

Outreach and Discussion with the Community

Community Online Survey

Formation of Adaptive Bicycle Workgroup

This is what we heard from the community (this is what they wanted):

Staffed Service

Storage for Mobility Devices

Ability to ride on multiuse trails and paths

Station #2 – Bikes


Station #2, Poster A: Which bicycle would you rent?

Explanation: There are four columns shown with different adaptive bike types. Participants place dots on which bikes they would rents. The choices are listed below.

Hand Cycle

Delta Trike

Tandem (two people can ride together on the same bike)


Station #2, Poster B:  Additional Types of Bicycles (These are not necessarily considered adaptive bicycles)

Chopper (Single seat, one pedaler, foot brake, no gears). This bike sits very low to the ground with two wheels in back and one in the front. The rider’s back position is tilted slightly back. 

Quad Sport (Single seat, one pedaler, foot brake, no gears). This bike is very similar to the chopper except it has two wheels in front and two wheels in back.

Deuce Coupe (Two seats, up to two pedalers each who can pedal independently, either person can steer, no gears).  This bike looks similar to the Chopper with two back wheels and one front wheel. Like all of the bikes, it sits low to the ground. In addition, it has a canopy on the top, and a back area to store personal items.

Double Surrey (Four seats, four wheels and with a higher sitting position). This bike differs from the other three in a number of ways. There are two rows of seats and it holds up to six adults and two children. It almost looks like a Model T Ford. Up to four people can people. It has a hand brake.

Station #3, Bike Maps

Station #3, Poster A:   Sellwood Bridge Loop

DESCRIPTION:  This map shows a series of bike routes that are either completely or mostly on multi-use trails. The route is a large loop around the Willamette River. The Steel Bridge is the northernmost bridge and the Sellwood Bridge is the southernmost. This whole loop is 11 miles.

There is 3-D paint on map that designates the type of riding environment:

Dots designate a multi-use trail – in other words, no cars

X marks are for when the trail ends and the route is on a street with auto traffic

The diagonal up-and-down symbol is for bridge crossings, which are also on multi-use car-free trails.  There are bridge crossing options at the Morrison, Hawthorne, Tilikum Crossing and Sellwood Bridges.

Station #3, Poster B: Waterfront Loop

This is a map of just the Waterfront Loop route with the Steel Bridge to the north and the Hawthorne Bridge to the south. It is completely car-free and is 2.6 miles.

Station #4, Program Operation and Services


Station #4, Poster A: How Does the Program Work

DESCRIPTION: This is a flow chart. Steps are listed below

Step 1 – Make a reservation online

Step 2 – First time assessment at the shop to build a Rider Profile

Step 3 -  First Ride

Step 4 – Next Ride, reserve bikes either by making a reservation online or dropping in

Step 5 – Ride again.

Station #4, Poster B: Pilot Project – What is Included

What services are part of the pilot?

The following are services that are part of the pilot project:

Short term (about 1 to 3 hours) adaptive bike rental.

Fitting for the available adaptive bikes.

Bike helmet rental (included with bike rental).

Mobility device storage during rental time.

Crate storage of service animal during rental time.

Note: While storage of mobility devices and/ or crate storage for service animals will be provided, it is not the responsibility of the bike shop to provide constant monitoring

What services are not part of the pilot?

The following are services that are not part of the Adaptive Bicycle Pilot Project:

Transfer from mobility device to adaptive bike (i.e. users will need to do so on their own or with the assistance of friend, family and/or caregiver)

Emergency pick-up (i.e. if user cannot return to the bike shop on their own).

Station #5 – More about program design


Station #5, Poster A: Ride Length

DESCRIPTION: This poster has a simple table with three columns.  Participants have the choice to choose how long they think they would rent an adaptive bike. They do so by placing a dot to the corresponding column that matches rental length.

Title of poster: RIDE LENGTH The Work Group is proposing that ride length increments start at 1 hour. How long would you typically ride your rented bicycle?

The choices are:  Under 1 hour, 1  to 2 hours, or Over Three Hours.

Station #5, Poster B: Age

DESCRIPTION:  This poster has two columns where people can place a dot to vote YES or NO. There is a space at the bottom for additional comments.

The Work Group is proposing that you must be 18 years old to rent a bicycle, unless you are riding with a parent. Do you agree?  YES. NO. Additional comments

Station #6 – Comment Wall.

Do you have any additional comments?