New, Bigger Bike Share Has a Name in DC

Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 06:01 PM

"Capital Bikeshare" it is, rolling toward 100 stations in Washington and 14 in Arlington.  DC's DOT reports that the name beat out George, GoBike, Capital Bixi and ShareCycle.  DC's SmartBike was the first big city bike share pilot, launching with a small number of bikes in 2008.  Capital Bikeshare promises more than 1,000 bikes and hopes to big biggest in the nation.  Launch date still a murky "later this year."


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It's pretty descriptive as a name, but I suspect users will shorten it to CaBi in no time, in order to use it in conversation like they do in Montreal. As in: "Do you want to CaBi there? It'll be must faster."

Jun. 13 2010 06:17 PM

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