DDOT SmartBike Program

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Presentation for CarbonfreeDC by Chris Holben with DC Dept of Transport on Washington, DC's unique "SmartBike" program

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DDOT SmartBike Program

  1. 1. SmartBike DC<br />Chris Holben<br />www.smartbikedc.com<br />District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Washington, DC<br />
  2. 2. What is bike-sharing?<br />bike-sharing (’bīk-,sher-iŋ) - 1: short-term bicycle rental available at unattended urban locations; 2: bicycle transit (www.bike-sharing.blogspot.com)<br />
  3. 3. How Do I Sign Up?<br />On-line, Phone or Mail<br />Sign Member Agreement<br />Pay ($40/year)<br />Card arrives in the mail<br />www.SmartBikeDC.com<br />3 hours free use <br />
  4. 4. What kind of bike is it?<br />Custom design<br />Upright riding position<br />5th generation<br />Front and rear lights<br />Fenders and chain guard<br />3 speed, internal hub<br />Built-in lights<br />
  5. 5. How Many Racks / Bikes?<br />1st Phase – 10 Racks / 120 Bikes<br />2ndPhase in Spring of 2010<br />100 Racks / 1200 Bikes<br />
  6. 6. Location Map<br />
  7. 7. What About Safety?<br />Part of larger Bike / Ped Safety Program<br />Bike Lanes, Trails<br />Adult and child classes<br />Public Outreach<br />Subscribers must read laws and sign agreement/waiver, and can take class<br />
  8. 8. What about helmets? <br />Not required, not provided, but encouraged<br />
  9. 9. What about separate locks?<br />Not provided<br />
  10. 10. Who uses Smartbikes?<br />Same people who are making short trips already by bike, bus, taxi, metro.<br />Must be at least 18 years old <br />
  11. 11. What Kinds of Trips?<br />
  12. 12. How Do I Sign Up?<br />On-line, Phone or Mail<br />Sign Member Agreement<br />Pay ($40/year)<br />Card arrives in the mail<br />www.SmartBikeDC.com<br />
  13. 13. For More Information<br />Chris Holben<br />E-Mail: chris.holben@dc.gov<br />Direct Line: (202) 671-4617 <br />Address:<br />DDOT / IPMA<br />64 New York Avenue, NE<br /> First Floor<br /> Washington, DC 20002<br />

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