Bike-sharing gaining popularity in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTNH) — Sharing Ubers has become the norm, but what about sharing bikes?

There’s a new trend going on in Washington, D.C. known as bike-sharing.

There are five companies operating in the city right now as part of a six-month pilot program.

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D.C. is looking at whether bike-sharing should become a permanent transportation option in the nation’s Capitol.

Dockless bikes do not have to be returned to a home base. They are tracked and unlocked using the bike company’s smartphone app.

Riders pay one dollar per hour to use them.

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