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Gabe Klein  |  Contributor

Gabe Klein has had a lifelong passion for transportation as well as for creating change via commerce. After gaining experience with various technology-oriented start-ups in Washington D.C., and Florida, Gabe was hired by Robin Chase at Zipcar as the Vice President for the company’s nascent D.C. region.

In 2009, Gabe became director of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation under Mayor Adrian Fenty, where he reinvented the agency with a focus on customer service, technology and active transportation including the launch of Capital Bikeshare. At the end of Adrian Fenty’s term, Rahm Emanuel hired Gabe to hit the reset button on the Chicago DOT and build 100 miles of advanced bike lanes, develop the Chicago Riverwalk and the Bloomingdale Trail, and launch the largest bikeshare system in the United States, Divvy.

In 2015 Gabe is once again a social entrepreneur assisting a portfolio of technology and mobility companies.

October 19, 2015

How Washington, D.C.’s Broken Bikeshare Program Became a National Leader

Failure taught the city an important lesson: Go big or go home.