Lyft is adding a bike-sharing service to its app. The service will be available in Washington DC, where users can either call for a car or rent a bike in the Lyft app. The program has already been launched in New York City as well as the Bay Area. Lyft is able to expand in this way since it purchased Motivate, which was the company that created Citi Bike and other bike-sharing organizations. Since this purchase, Lyft has attempted to rapidly expand into a bike-sharing service.
The Washington DC service will have 4,300 conventional bikes that users can rent for trips, as long as the trip is within the 500 locations for the service. This means that the residents of Washington DC can access a car, scooter, bicycle or transit directions all within the Lyft app.
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