Yes, It’s true. I have just spoken to a representative from SmartBike DC and she has confirmed that the public will be able to check out bikes starting August 11th. Visit www.smartbikedc.com to sign up. The cost is $40.00 for one year of unlimited bike usage, pretty reasonable I would say, considering in Paris is was thirty Euro.
I’m very excited for this. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked by those empty stations while I was running late for something just wishing I could hop on and pedal my way there.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for rapid expansion of the network. The more people sign up right off the bat, the faster they’ll get the hint that they need to expand.
Now go sign-up!