What We Do:
In August 2008, the District of Columbia became the first jurisdiction in North America to launch a bikesharing system. SmartBike D.C. offered 120 bikes at 10 stations in downtown D.C. and the Center City. Approximately 1,600 people joined SmartBike D.C. during its 2 years of operation.
Meanwhile, Arlington County, VA was working on its own plans for a bikesharing system. Together, Arlington and the District reviewed proposals and selected an operator for a new bikesharing system in May 2010. The two jurisdictions worked closely to develop Capital Bikeshare and are proud to offer a greatly expanded regional service of over 1525+ bikes and 160+ stations.