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  •  DC Repugs See a Scary Tipping Point (0+ / 0-)

    Bike sharing (Capital Bikeshare or CaBi) has developed so fast in DC and is becoming so popular even The Examiner has given up complaining about sharing = socialism.  The best criticism they can come up with now is that the system is sooo popular it can be hard to get a bike in residential neighborhoods in the morning or find an open docking station in the CBD.  In a couple years time CaBi could easily support a 10 fold increase (currently at 1100 bikes) in bikes and stations that would bring it up to the density of the Velib system in Paris. Each bike gets used on an average 4 to 5 times a day.  Imagine 50,000 clean trips everyday that also reduces health care costs.  An absolute repug nightmare.  Since communities can use transportation enhancements funding to support things like bike sharing systems, that is the real target.  

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