President Donald Trump's administration has removed a nine-slot Bikeshare station at the White House, The Washington Post reports.
"It’s unclear why the White House wanted it removed," The Post noted. "The White House didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment."
“We got the request to remove it, and we honored that request,” said Terry Owens, spokesman for the District’s Department of Transportation.
The Bikeshare system has 3,700 bicycles and 440 stations through the greater DC area.
Capital Bikeshare users average saving $631 per year on personal travel cost, meaning the removal of the 9-slot station could cost White House staff $5,679 in increased transportation expenditures.
With the White House refusing to answer why they are hurting their employees in such a manner, the internet was quick to fill the void with speculation and commentary:
.@realDonaldTrump removes White House BikeShare station. Which did he hate more, bikes or sharing? https://t.co/JLxxqb3Dm5— Bill McKibben (@Bill McKibben) 1502915294.0
If you have time to hate bikeshare, but not Nazis, you're doing it wrong. https://t.co/npaEKNHNWn— Molly McKew (@Molly McKew) 1502923792.0
@dcdutchiedude @bikeshare Well.....cars are bad. But, there are some mighty fine cars out there. Bikes didn't have a permit.— Leslie Burrell (@Leslie Burrell) 1502925750.0
@billmckibben @realDonaldTrump Predictable: if there's a dick move to be made, Churlish #ManBoy #Buffoon… https://t.co/bJBZ8BJ423— Samuel Claiborne (@Samuel Claiborne) 1502915560.0
@billmckibben @realDonaldTrump @washingtonian he doesn't mind confederate monuments and racists who revere them, but bike stations gotta go— Eric Gibbs (@Eric Gibbs) 1502924958.0
@CandiceAiston I'm reminded of when Carter installed solar panels on the White House, and then Reagan promptly remo… https://t.co/RRbPk9lejh— Analogbear™ (@Analogbear™) 1502927687.0
Reminds me of Reagan removing the solar panels... these guys think it's cowboy to be stupid... https://t.co/DvNE41VWGI— Bill Roorbach (@Bill Roorbach) 1502926295.0
@billmckibben @realDonaldTrump He wants people to drive, pollute and get fat. So evil.— stukrupoff (@stukrupoff) 1502918515.0
@billmckibben @realDonaldTrump I'd take Kerry on a bicycle during nuclear negotiations over Trump on the couch any… https://t.co/0M9PAQXfOW— Travis Norvell (@Travis Norvell) 1502916242.0