WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Capital Bikeshare and non-profit organization Back on My Feet DC are teaming up to give 10 homeless Back On My feet DC members $50 annual memberships to Capital Bikeshare.
The program and organization announced the pilot partnership on Thursday. Back on My Feet DC -- which is "dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless community through the act of running" -- assists some members with transportation costs. The organization estimates it could save $7,000 in transportation costs by using Capital Bikeshare.
The ten Back on My Feet DC members would have to have a 90 percent or better attendance record for runs three times a week and complete educational and job training courses to use Capital Bikeshare. They would use Capital Bikeshare to get to and from job interviews, to classes, to training sessions or for "early-morning runs," according to Capital Bikeshare.