Since being launched last fall, Capital Bikeshare has surged in popularity as evidenced by the number of red bicycles that can be seen all over the Washington D.C. area. The regional bikesharing program now boasts nearly 11,000 members with 1,100 bikes in circulation. While Capital Bikeshare is just one of many programs of its kind across the country, it is notably one of the most successful so far. Many users find the system easy to use, affordable, and highly convenient. In fact, it has become so popular that there can be a shortage of bikes at some stations during rush hour. Regardless, the bikesharing program continues to accommodate thousands of regional residents and visitors every day.