SmartBike: One way to combat the rising cost of fuel prices


This idea could go places.

The Washington Postreported Saturday that sometime in mid-May, SmartBike DC, a bicycle-sharing program, is going to get moving.

Metal racks are appearing throughout the city, enough for 120 red three-speed bicycles. For $40 bucks a year, bikes can be rented as many times as a person wants--though each rental can last no longer than three hours, and the hours are restricted from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (If you don't bring it back within three hours, you're charged $200.)