Dockless bike programs hit DC streets

- A new means of getting to where you’re going has hit the streets of D.C. Dockless bike programs have sprung up across the District over the last month making it easier to grab a quick lift when needed.

The four companies in the District are Mobike, LimeBike, Spin, and Jump DC.

Here's how they work: First, download the app of the company you want to use and see where available bikes are located. Next, use your credit card to get started – most cost about $1 per 30 minutes. When you’re done, leave the bike close to the corner for the next rider to find.

A crime involving the use of rental bikes has already been reported in the District. On Tuesday night, D.C. Police tweeted that six or seven juveniles were using rental bikes when a robbery was committed around 10 p.m. near 21st Street and N Street in the Northwest.

D.C. Police did not specify which rental bikes were used in the crime. No arrests have been made.

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