Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Break



I'm taking a break for the holidays this year. So I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy New Year! I've so enjoyed your posts and comments over this past year.  Thank you! And may all the blessings of this time of year be yours.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Reds & Grays


Again, I'm still catching up. These images are from earlier last month when our fall colors were still at or just beyond their peak. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Watergate


"The Watergate complex is a group of six buildings in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States, known particularly for the infamous 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee, which ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon" (Wikipedia).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Walker


Catching up with some of our fall colors early last month. At about the same time this photo was taken, I was reading how D.C. has been named as one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Capital Bikeshare


Capital Bikeshare is the company that got all this bike sharing started in the DMV. According to Wikipedia:

"[Capital Bikeshare] has more than 440 stations and 3,700 bicycles, all owned by . . . local governments and operated in a public-private partnership with Motivate International. Opened in September 2010, the system was the largest bike sharing service in the United States until New York City's Citi Bike began operations in May 2013."

Also, unlike the dockless companies I've covered over the past few days, Capital Bikeshare rents its bikes from stations:

"Rental stations are automated and powered by solar panels, allowing them to be located anywhere space is available. A wireless data link connects the docks and station kiosk to a central bike-tracking and billing database. Riders can use the Capital Bikeshare website and smartphone applications to see where rental stations are located and how many bikes and empty docks they have."


P.S. For those of you who are really interested, there is this article in today's Washington Post about the hopes for dockless bike services.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

LimeBike


LimeBike is a San Mateo-based bike-sharing company. Are you keeping count? :-)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Spin


Could there be any better name for a bike business in the capital of political spin than, well, Spin? Unlike Mobike and Ofo, though, Spin is a San Francisco-based company.