Pic courtesy of Bicing’s website.
The goal for launching Washington, D.C.’s bike-sharing program, “DC SmartBike” is in March 2008. This will likely be the first 3rd generation (high-tech) bike-sharing program in North America. The pilot will include 120 bikes, 10 stations, and is to be run by Clear Channel Adshel, the provider of Bicing.
The annual membership fee is likely to be $39 and the first 3 hours of each rental will be free. This fee seems reasonable, however, with 3-hr rentals, turnover and therefore ridership will be limited as individuals will likely keep the bikes longer.
A larger map with all Phase 1 SmartBike locations is available here (pdf).