Mobis to open bike parking hub in Hillsboro

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Andrea White-Kjoss, Mobis Transportation/Bikestation, at the Hillsboro site

A California company intent on building infrastructure to support car-free transportation is set to open a hub for bike riders in Hillsboro.

The Bikestation Hillsboro bike transit center is the first Oregon facility by Long Beach, Calif.-based Mobis Transportation. It is currently under construction and set to open at the end of September.

Bikestation, located in the Intermodal Transit Facility one block for the Blue Line MAX, will feature 35 secure indoor bicycle parking spaces, showers, restrooms, lockers, a bicycle self-repair stand with tools and transit information.

Access to the facility requires a membership, priced at $96 per year, $12 per month, or $1 per day (sold in packs of 10), plus a $20 annual administrative fee.

Mobis models its facilities after similar versions in Europe and Japan.

"This facility will address current cyclists' needs, and importantly, the very significant number of 'interested but concerned' who would like to shift to cycling and simply require better infrastructure and programs to do it," said Andrea White-Kjoss, president and chief executive officer, Mobis Transportation, in a press release.

Other Bikestations have been established in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and throughout California.

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