Capital Bikeshare in D.C. Turns Three Years Old, Hits Five Millions Rides
Capital Bikeshare launched in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Zach Copley / Flickr
The capital’s bikeshare program was the largest in the U.S. until New York City’s Citibike started in May 2013. It is now the second largest and one of the most successful with 5 million rides and expansion plans in the works.
Excerpt from WNYC
It’s been three years since Capital Bikeshare‘s iconic—if bulky and somewhat slow-rolling—red bikes started appearing in the region, and the bike-sharing system is continuing its expansion in D.C. and the surrounding areas.
When it was launched in September 2010, Capital Bikeshare boasted 400 bikes at 49 rental stations in D.C. and Arlington. Three years on, the system includes more than 1,800 bikes at over 250 stations…