Washington DC's Capital Bikeshare has been quite successful. Since launching in September 2010, it has enrolled over 15,350 annual members, 1,300 monthly members, and sold over 72,000 daily and weekly memberships. It's the largest bikeshare program in the country with more than 1100 bicycles located at 114 stations across the city, with plans to add 54 stations in DC and Northern Virginia. Streetfilms, a project to document innovative new approaches to transportation policy, made the following short film about the success of the program and how residents are using it:

The Phenomenal Success of Capital Bikeshare from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Previous coverage on Shareable of bikesharing programs around the world:

  • Bikesharing For Amateurs
  • Bikesharing Hits American Streets
Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

Things I share: Knowledge, technology, reusable resources, goodwill.