According to the Greater, Greater Washington blog, a Bixi-style bike sharing system is coming to the Washington D.C./Arlington area. The new system will replace the existing Clear Channel “SmartBike” system and will include 1,100 bikes and 114 stations. Memberships will run $80 per year, $30 per month, or $5 per day. All membership levels will allow unlimited use, with the first 30 minutes free, followed by a yet-to-be-determined fee after 30 minutes. The system is slated to launch fall 2010.
Bixi in Montreal. Flickr photo by solylunafamilia.