'Community Partners Program' Offers $5 Memberships for Capital Bikeshare

The new Community Partners Program will help Capital Bikeshare respond to concerns about the system's lack of access for low-income and minority residents.
April 15, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Capital Bikeshare just got a whole lot cheaper for people who are most in need of affordable transit options," reports Christina Sturdivant. "The District Department of Transportation announced a program today that lets local nonprofits and government agencies provide their clients with annual bikeshare memberships for $5, compared to the standard $85 annual fee."

The article includes more details about the outside organizations making the Community Partners Program, as the membership program is called, happen. In the past year, Capital Bikeshare has expanded to new, high-profile locations in and around the District, while also attracting criticism for its lack of access to minority and low-income populations

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Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in DCist
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