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The Weather Outside is Frightful*, But the Bike Share Deals are Delightful

Monday, November 18, 2013

New York's bike share system is closing in on 100,000 annual members -- but the dark, cold winter months are closing in. So to keep bikers biking, the system is offering some enticements.

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Online Coupon Offer Nearly Doubles D.C. Bikeshare Membership Overnight

Friday, April 22, 2011

(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) My colleague at WAMU, the esteemed J. Patrick Madden, reports that membership in Capital Bikeshare, D.C.'s nascent bikesharing program, "practically doubled overnight to 10,000" after the city partnered with the online coupon company Living Social.

Thousands of Living Social members took advantage of discounted membership rates and can now ride on one of the seemingly ubiquitous red and yellow Capital Bikeshare bikes.

The District is looking to build 25 new bike rental stations, Madden reports, in addition to the 100 that already exist. Currently, the stations are only in D.C. and neighboring Arlington County, Va. But other local jurisdictions, such as Alexandria, Va. and Montgomery County, Md., have expressed interest in joining Capital Bikeshare.

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