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Dockless Bike Sharing In D.C.: The Future Of Transportation Or A Fad?03:48

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Since last fall, thousands of dockless shared bikes and scooters have appeared on the streets and sidewalks of Washington, D.C.

The bikes have been attracting fans — who say they could revolutionize urban transportation — as well as foes, who see them as an unsightly intrusion on public space. The pilot program just got a four-month extension.

Jacob Fenston (@JacobFenston) of WAMU reports on whether these bikes and scooters are a passing fad, or a new fixture of the transportation system.

This segment aired on May 29, 2018.

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