|Mayor Fenty at the Capitol Bikeshare kickoff. Credit: DDOT via Washcycle.|
|1,100 bikes. Credit: Capital Bikeshare|
The bikes themselves are 3-speeds with a front basket, internal gear hubs, fenders, chainguards, and headlights and taillights that run whenever you are riding. Because of the step-through design, the bikes fit just about anyone with a little seat adjustment (they have quick release seat posts).
|A Bike For The Rest Of Us. Credit: Capital Bikeshare|
So, in D.C. and Arlington, you no longer need to own a bike to get around by bike (not that there's anything wrong with owning bikes). This comes at a time when D.C. has more and better bike facilities than ever before, including several area bike co-ops, bicycle-specific traffic signals and more bike lanes - even on America's Main Street - Pennsylvania Avenue. There are also many opportunities for multi-modal transportation.
|Regional buses can carry up to 2 bikes on the front. Bikes can go on Metro before or after rush hour on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Credit: WMATA|
|Chatting about bike sharing in front of Zipcar, the car sharing company. Bike sharing and car sharing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Credit: twitter|