Montgomery County could be one step closer to bike sharing.
According to the Washington Business Journal, every developer pays a transportation impact tax which—as it currently exists—covers the cost of transportation-related features such as new roads or transit operating costs.
As of Tuesday, that tax could also include bike sharing.
Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner introduced two bills yesterday.
The first would include bike docking stations as an approved transportation feature, paid for in part by existing transportation impact taxes; and the second would make it easier for developers to procure county permits more quickly and inexpensively.
Bike sharing in Montgomery County is expected to begin next year.