Biking is still dangerous in Washington, especially with the huge cars that take up so much of the street, but it’s nice to see this project. Smartbike DC is the first public bike rental service in the USA. It’s available by subscription, with docking points around the city. Clear Channel first initiated a program like this in Rennes and have operations in Scandinavia and Spain. Milan is coming soon. Holland and Germany already have similar bike rental operations by other operators using different systems. Nice to see so much competition to market a good idea. Will these bikes catch on?
In the summer of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending a hybrid congress in Berlin: Die Grünen were kicking off their election campaign. The