Washington DC’s Bikeshare is So Successful That Bikes are in Short Supply

August 10, 2011 by  
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Launched as a pilot program in August 2008, Washington DC’s Capital Bikeshare has been so successful that riders are often left wondering where the bikes are. The program currently has 1,100 bikes at 114 solar-powered stations around the city. Capital Bikeshare has signed on 15,000 yearly members, clocked an amazing 800,000 rides since September (in a city of just 600,000 people), and has saved about 9 million kilograms of carbon emissions. With riders around the city finding many an empty bike rack with no two wheelers to take for a spin, or frequently arriving at their destination to a full rack with no place to drop off their rented ride, DC’s planned expansion this fall is a much anticipated and welcome event. Read the rest of Washington DC’s Bikeshare is So Successful That Bikes are in Short Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america bike share , bicycles , bike share in the us , bikes , capital bike share , city bike share , clean transportation , dc bike share , dc bike share locations , green transportation , how bike share works , how do bike shares work , how to start a bike share , successful bike share , washington bike share , Washington DC

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