D.C. Bikeshare Considers Expansion

The bike sharing system that's been operating in Washington D.C. has seen success in its early months, and an expansion is planned.
April 28, 2011, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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The bike sharing system has already taken hold of some of the city's commuters, and the coming of warmer weather is expected to increase use.

"With the arrival of spring, more bike docking stations are opening in the District and Arlington, and last week, an additional 25 locations were proposed.

The Capital Bikeshare program now knows its own rush hours - coinciding, not surprisingly, with everybody else's rush hour. At its peak, bikes are rapidly snapped up from docking stations in neighborhoods dense with younger people - Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights and the U Street corridor.

Trucks from Alta Bicycle Share, the contractor that runs the program, buzz around to the downtown office buildings where the bikes end up, collecting them and rushing them back to neighborhoods for the next wave of commuters."

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Published on Friday, April 22, 2011 in The Washington Post
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