Apparently, the first thieves have tried to get their hands on a SmartBike. It was a complete failure, according to WTOP:
Someone tried to steal a SmartBike from the rack at the Shaw SmartBike location over the weekend, D.C. Department of Transportation spokesperson Karyn LeBlanc says.
“The person came and took the back tire and lifted it – physically lifted it over the rack – in hopes that it would snap the lock,” LeBlanc says.
The rack proved too mighty for this thief, however, and the bike did not come off the rack. SmartBikes are secured into racks by steel locks.
You’re going to have to try harder than that to get one of the SmartBikes…