Lawyers on bikes, and DC bike share expansion


Law firm loaner bikes

The Washington DC office of Nixon Peabody has bicycles available for employees to use. From the Washington Post:

The firm purchased three bikes of varying sizes to launch the program in conjunction with Bike to Work Day on May 21. Employees can check them out from the receptionist at the front desk after signing a waiver and release [naturally]. [Managing Partner Jeffrey] Lesk said that if the program is successful, he expects the firm to buy more bikes.

For advice, Lesk turned to Revolution Cycles. [The LBS endorsed by White House Press Sec Robert Gibbs!]

More –> Washington Post: “Law firm starts bike rental program for its employees.” Via Bitter Lawyer.

More bikes, more stations for Washington DC bike share program

Washington DC’s existing SmartBike program of 120 bikes at 10 stations will be replaced with a much larger regional program based on Montreal’s Bixi with 1100 bicycles at over 100 stations all around DC and in neighboring Arlington County, Virginia.

More –>

* Greater Greater Washington: “Arlington, DC announce 1,100-bike regional bike sharing

* Streetsblog: “D.C. Rings in Bike to Work Day With Big Bike-Sharing Announcement


  1. I have mixed feelings about having more lawyers on bicycles.

    On the one hand, more people on bikes is always good, and if motorists think that many cyclists are lawyers, they may give us more respect out of fear of being sued.

    On the other hand, there are also a lot of motorists who would steer closer to cyclists if they thought that they were more likely to be lawyers.

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