The popularity of DC’s new bike sharing program means that bike racks are often empty. This is particularly true for the morning commute from NW to the downtown area. And bike racks downtown quickly fill up in the morning so bike riders sometimes have difficulty finding a place to return the bike.

A recent post on the Prince of Petworth blog pointed to the challenges in making the still-new system work efficiently.

It’s not just a problem in DC.  During a recent trip to Tel Aviv, a bike friendly city, many of the bike racks I passed were empty. Beautiful weather and proximity to the sea may have played a role~