Saturday, June 28, 2008

Washinton D.C Launching Bike Share Program

While in an airport in Texas, I picked up an article in the USA Today papers. Washington D.C is poised to become the first U.S city this summer to start a public bike rental program. I managed to get the online version here.

But here's an excerpt. Charisse Jones writes :

"For an annual fee of $40, D.C. residents or visitors will be able to swipe a membership card and borrow a bike, returning it to any one of 10 kiosks downtown. The pilot program, which will start with 100 bicycles, is being paid for by Clear Channel Outdoor as part of its advertising contract with the city."

So if you're in the D.C area, its time to quit grumbling about gas prices. Ride a bike!

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