Brace Yourself for a Greener Washington DC: Launch of the largest Bikeshare program

Not that there wasn’t enough incentive to enjoy living and working in Washington, D.C. area, here is another one – we are the first American city launching the largest Bikeshare program.

Marking the start of the Capital Bikeshare program the cycles are part of a new program in the Nation’s capital that hopes to encourage bike transport. The fleet is currently at 400 bikes but is expected to grow to 1,100 bikes by the end of October, making it the largest bikeshare in the country.

Using the bikes in the Capital Bikeshare program is as easy as picking up a chick! No! wrong example. It is as easy as going to Starbucks for a good coffee. Shit! Also worng example. Ok, I can’t think of a good one. But, believe me! It’s easy.

Anyone with a credit card can be a member and it costs $5 for one day, $25 for 30 days and $75 per year. The per use charge is free for the first half hour, $1.50 for the second 30 minutes, $3 for the third 30 minutes and $6 for every 30 minutes after that. The pricing is meant to encourage quick trips across town and to dissuade riders from taking long leisurely bike rides throughout the city. There are already more than 50 stations.

I really hope other cities follow suit. We seriously need to decrease the size of asses in the nation  🙂 – particularly,  those in the mid West. Not to mention the program is also great contribution to having a greener and healthier life style.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

One Response to Brace Yourself for a Greener Washington DC: Launch of the largest Bikeshare program

  1. Good God, I will never, ever, ever, be able to get that motorcycle image out of my mind ever. Why did you do this to me?

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