Georgetown could get two more Capital Bikeshare stations in the new year, according to a proposed expansion list released by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Monday. DC currently has 138 bikeshare stations.
The new Georgetown stations are proposed for 34th and Water Streets NW and the east side of Wisconsin Avenue and O Street NW. The two additional stations would bring Georgetown's total to seven.
“These new locations will mean a 40 percent increase in the number of CaBi stations in DC,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy in a press release. “Combined with new stations in Arlington, Alexandria and soon in Montgomery County, we’re building a robust and truly regional system.”
The new stations will be installed between January and March 2013.
According to the press release, DDOT chose its list of 54 new station locations from a longer list of 78 locations suggested by the public since the system first launched over two years ago.
New locations were chosen based on factors like "population density, employment density, bike-to-work rate, proximity to metro, and proximity to other Bikeshare stations," according to DDOT.
“We need to balance the desire to expand into new areas with the need for more docks and bikes in existing areas, particularly downtown, where demand is heaviest,” said Chris Holben, DDOT Project Manager for Capital Bikeshare, in a press release. “Basically, for every ‘expansion’ station we also need more spaces downtown to keep up with demand.”
You can look at a map of all the existing and proposed stations here.
The list is available for public comment through Jan. 15. To do so you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
18th Street and Wyoming Avenue
11th Street and M Street
14th Street and Clifton Street/ Boys and Girls Club
15th Street and Euclid Street
20th Street and Virginia Avenue
Ellington Bridge, SE corner
Elm Street and 2nd Street (LeDroit Park)
New Jersey Avenue and R Street
Hiatt Place between Park and Irving
13th Street and U Street
17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue/JHU
5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue
8th Street and D Street
11th Street and Florida Avenue
11th Street and K Street
L'Enfant Plaza at Independence Ave
11th Street and F Street
23rd Street and W.H.O.
Constitution Ave and 21st Street
34th Street and Water Street
Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues
Connecticut Ave and Albemarle St
O Street and Wisconsin Ave (east)
Wisconsin Ave and Fessenden St
Wisconsin Ave and Veazy Street
14th Street and Upshur Street
14th Street and Colorado Avenue
5th Street and Kennedy Street
Georgia Ave and Decatur Street
V Street and Rhode Island Ave at Summit Place
2nd Street and M Street
Hamlin Street and 7th Street
12th Street and Irving Street
Neal Street and Trinidad Avenue
Rhode Island Ave Metro entrance
18th Street and Rhode Island Ave
8th Street and F Street
Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd Street
8th Street and East Capitol Street
15th Street and East Capitol Street
Independence and Washington/HHS
Constitution Ave and 2nd St/DOL
6th Street and Indiana Avenue
New Jersey Avenue and D Street
15th St, F St and Tennessee Ave
9th Street and M Street
Tingey Street and 3rd Street
Deanwood Rec Center and Library
Burroughs Avenue and 49th Street
Burroughs Ave and Minnesota Ave
Minnesota/34th Street and Ely Place
Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road
MLK, Jr. Ave and Alabama Ave
MLK, Jr. Ave and Pleasant Street