Exercise, money savings, and reduced traffic congestion are not the only benefits of the Capital Bikeshare program in Washington, DC — business is up at bicycle shops as well. Bike shop owners were nervous that the 1,500 public bicycles might cut into business, but it turns out the program has been a boon by "fueling an explosion in bicycle enthusiasm," The Washington Post reports. "We've seen all kinds of people out on the streets," Erik Kugler, the owner of Bicycle Space, a new shop on 7th Street NW, told the Post. "Streets are becoming safer. Drivers are becoming more courteous. The city is becoming a much more fun place."