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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cutting Commuting Costs

Smart Money Magazine recently listed bike sharing as one of the top 5 ways to cut commuting costs:

Other cities, including Chicago, Boston and Portland, Ore., are considering bike-sharing programs, which allow registered members to pick up a bike in one part of the city and drop it off somewhere else, says Paul DeMaio, founder of MetroBike LLC, a bike-sharing consulting firm. Washington, D.C. will become the first U.S. city to implement a bike-sharing initiative when — in partnership
with outdoor advertising company, Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO:
12.98, +0.70, +5.70%) — it launches SmartBike DC next month. Membership will cost $40 a year, and each use (for up to three hours) is free. More

Read more about bike sharing

From USA Today: Cities take bike-transit plans for a spin

From US News and World Report: Bike Shares Stalled Across the Country

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