Having bikes stashed all over the Nation’s Capitol seems like a cyclist’s dream. But it is becoming reality thanks to the “Capitol Bikeshare” program. Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU has commuted to work by bicycle, using the W&OD Trail, Four Mile Run and the Mount Vernon Trail. The bike injury lawyer has also used and rented bikes in a number of cities all over the world. Now bikes are available in the Washington DC metropolitan area through the “Capitol Bikeshare” program.
According to news reports, more than 5,000 people have signed up for Washington’s new bike share program after less than three months in operation, with riders taking nearly 37,000 trips in the first full month.
The Capital Bikeshare program, which allows users to rent a bike from one location and drop it off at another, has 5,017 registered users, according to the District Department of Transportation. Nearly all of those have annual memberships, with 145 of them signed up for 30-day passes. Those numbers don’t include single-day passes, which hit 5,500 in October.