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Bike sharing in DC has started to take off. [read why]

Capital Bikeshare puts 1,100 bicycles at your fingertips. You can choose from over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA and return it to any station near your destination. Check out a bike for your trip to work, Metro, run errands, go shopping, or visit friends and family.

And it’s exploding…

A little over a year later, the system launched with 1,100 bikes and a P.R. blitz, which turned bikesharing in D.C. from a dinky pilot into a badge of Euro-urban cool. In December, the D.C.-Arlington partnership announced a 40 percent expansion, to 1,300 bikes at 134 stations. Meanwhile, just like government agencies had facilitated corporate memberships for employees, officials have also allowed developers to include Bikeshare stations as part of their building projects. At $50,000 a pop—which covers the station, the solar setup, and the bikes—it’s not a lot for a builder to pay for an amenity that can help sell a new condo or office complex. And it makes it a lot easier for the city to reach its goal of doubling the size of the system within two years.

Do you bike share?