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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Capital Bikeshare increases some rates, offers new pass

After concluding that most visitors to Washington use Capital Bikeshare bicycles for three days, the program is changing its fees to offer a 3-day pass for $15.

The current 5-day pass will be discontinued on Nov. 3. The program also will increase the cost of a 24-hour membership by two dollars to $7. The first 30 minutes of every ride will remain free for all members; but the rate paid by those with 24-hour and 3-day memberships will increase by 33 percent for each subsequent half-hour increment. For example, whereas a 50-minute ride in the past accrued usage fees of $1.50, the fee will now be $2. An 80-minute ride that previously incurred usage fees of $4.50 will now be $6. For those trips that last longer than 90 minutes, every additional 30 minutes will cost an additional $8 rather than $6.

The $75 fee for annual membership and the $25 monthly membership fee will not increase. The program, which grew to more than 18,000 members in just over a year, serves the District and Arlington, and is expanding into Alexandria and Rockville.

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