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About Pronto

Get there, fast!

Pronto is Puget Sound’s cycle sharing system with 500 bikes and over 50 stations across Seattle. Providing Seattle residents and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, Pronto is fast, convenient, and fun.

A cycle sharing system consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy, very durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations located throughout a city. Pronto bikes can be rented from and then returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival.

With hundreds of bikes at 50 stations located across Seattle, Pronto is available for use 24 hours a day, all year round. The station network will provide twice as many docking points as bicycles, assuring that an available dock to return your bike is always nearby.

About the Owner

Pronto is the City of Seattle bike share system and part of the City’s vision of creating a vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products.

The City of Seattle operates its partnership programs and services without regard to color, race, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in accordance with 42 USC 2000d. Any person who believes they have faced unequal treatment or discrimination as to the receipt of benefits and/or services based on their race, color, national origin, or limited English proficiency has the right to file a written complaint under Title VI. For more information on the City of Seattle’s Civil Rights Program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact call 206-684-4500; file your complaint online or visit our visit our office in the Central Building, 810 3rd Avenue, Suite 750, Seattle, WA 98104, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights provides language interpretation and accommodations for disabilities upon request. An individual may file a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights or directly with the Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

About the Operator

Pronto Cycle Share is operated by Motivate based in Brooklyn, New York. Motivate currently operates Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC, Arlington and Alexandria, VA and Montgomery County, MD; Hubway in the Boston-Metro region; Melbourne Bike Share in Melbourne, Australia; Bike Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN; Citi Bike in New York City; Divvy in Chicago; CoGo in Columbus, OH; Bay Area Bike Share in the Bay Area, CA; and Bike Share Toronto in Toronto, ON.

About the Manufacturer

Technology and Hardware

A private company founded in 1996, 8D is a world leader in the development of the most advanced, intelligent wireless, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), multi-function point of sale (POS) solutions.

Its unique award-winning city parking system (8D APMSTM), features 100% solar-powered wireless terminals that can manage both street parking and the emerging municipal bike rental services, from a single network of user-friendly pay stations. The system can easily interconnect with public transit systems, answering the need for green, integrated solutions to control traffic congestion and pollution. The advanced public bicycle rental system powered by 8D, BIXI, has just been recognized as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2008, by Time Magazine.


Arcade Cycles is the urban bicycle specialist and manufactures its products for a professional customer base, as well as private individuals. Naturally oriented towards innovation, Arcade Cycles is the shaft drive bicycle leader and well placed in the electrically assisted bicycles market. From its brand new factory in La Roche-sur-Yon in the Vendée, Arcade Cycles stands out by its design innovations and its quality made in France manufacturing.