D.C. Bikeshare Goes Live

Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare went live yesterday. The system boasts 1,100 bicycles spread across 110 stations located throughout Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. The Capital Bikeshare program is similar to other bikes share programs, with daily, monthly, and yearly passes available. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free, with each additional 30 minutes incurring an additional fee.

More at the Capital Bikeshare website

3 Responses to “D.C. Bikeshare Goes Live”

  • Adam says:

    I hope it works.

    When I was in undergrad we tried a bikeshare program. It failed miserably when people used the bikes to ride drop offs and the fleet was destroyed in a few weeks. :(

  • Jay says:

    I’m sure it will work, if it’s allowed to expand adequately. These things are everywhere in Paris. This is the kind of system that creates strong bike cultures.

    I’m jealous I don’t live in DC anymore, but supposedly Boston will have it’s own soon (though not in my neighborhood, I’m sure).

  • Pete says:

    I wish them luck. I think almost all of these programs have very high attrition rates for the bikes. The true test is not so much if you can get the program started, but if you can keep it going.

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