Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The new membership option is targeted at occasional riders to give them quicker access to bikes at stations.
A Daily Key membership is now available from Capital Bikeshare, allowing occasional users to use stations quicker and easier than the current day pass allows. Now infrequent riders can purchase a $10 key, which will include one one-day membership, and each additional day the key is used the user will be charged $7. The goal is to remove obstacles to use, according to a press release from Capital Bikeshare. Until now only monthly and annual members could use a key to gain access to a bike. Daily users had to use a credit card through a station kiosk to rent a bike. The Daily Key would allow daily users to access a bike with a key that is linked to an existing account and payment method. Additionally, Bikeshare has removed the standard $101 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The new stations were installed Thursday.
Alta, the company that operates the Capital Bikeshare program, installed two new Bikeshare stations in Georgetown Thursday. One station is on O Street just east of Wisconsin Avenue (next to the CVS) and the other is at 34th and Water streets, NW. Georgetown now has 7 total Bikeshare stations. Bikeshare allows users to rent a bike either through a membership or on a daily basis. You can get a membership for a month or a year or rent for a day or three days. Bikes can be picked up from any dock throughout the District or Virginia and returned to any other dock in the system. Check back Monday when Patch will have video of the installation process.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Georgetown's Advisory Neighborhood Commission approved the location of two additional stations.
Georgetown will get two new Capital Bikeshare locations in the coming months after the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) received approval for two additional locations. There are currently five stations in Georgetown. One station will be located next to the CVS on O Street NW at Wisconsin Avenue and the second will be located on what is currently an empty lot where 34th Street intersects with Water Street, NW. Commissioner Jeff Jones said he thought the CVS station was a "great location" and that the CVS had told him it was supportive of having a station located on the sidewalk next to the store. Chris Holben, the DDOT project manager for Capital Bikeshare, said the location on Water Street was especially "ideal" because …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Need an incentive to do more biking in 2013? Maybe "bike-borne karaoke" will do the trick.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, January 3
Washington, DC, was rated as the sixth "most bikeable" city in the United States, according to WalkScore's website, with a score of 65. WalkScore takes a number of factors into account when ranking cities, including the number of commuters who ride bicycles, road connectivity, bicycle-friendly lanes and trails and hills in the area. These factors were selected based on votes from the site's community of users as well as several academics. Cities are rated on a combined score of 0-100 and fall into one of four categories: The other cities on the 2012 Top 10 list are: 1) Minneapolis (79), Portland, OR (70), San Francisco (70), Boston (68), Madison, WI (67), Seattle (64), Tucson (64), New York (62) and Chicago (62). Bicyclists in our area may…
Monday, November 14, 2011
The station now has 23 docks, an increase of four spaces.
As part of its ongoing expansion throughout the D.C. region, Capital Bikeshare added four new docks to the C&O Canal and Wisconsin Avenue station Monday. The bikesharing service will add a total of 34 new stations, one in Georgetown, and expand 18 existing stations. The new Georgetown location is planned for a triangle area at the intersections of M Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and 28th Street.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Want more? Bikeshare and Bike Arlington have a new map where users can crowdsource suggestions for new station locations.
Capital Bikeshare officially annnounced its finalized list of new and expanded stations--Georgetown snags one of each. A new bike dock will roll into the neighborhood at the small park at the intersection of M Street, 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The current station on Wisconsin Avenue at the C&O Canal will have additional spaces and bikes added. In addition to the new stations, Bikeshare and Bike Arlington have partnered to create a crowdsourcing map to identify new potential locations as the system continues to expand. In addition to suggesting stations, you can "like" or "dislike" other users' suggestions. "Transportation departments in the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County have all committed to reviewing …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
D.C. has a long way to go to become bicycle friendly.
More people are biking around Washington these days, for a number of reasons. Consider the economy and the surge in popularity of bike-sharing programs. More and more, people in the nation’s capital are taking advantage of this renewable, healthy alternative mode of transportation. There’s also been a lot of talk lately about the bicycling culture in DC, how it’s not as strong as some other cities. What many fail to realize is that it’s going to take more than just bike lanes and eco-friendly residents. There has to be a kind of three-way street approach. Culture change, safety and respect for others are the foundations that are still missing in Washington’s bike equation. Being an avid bicyclist and an advocate for bike friendly …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The new station will be in the small island in front of the Lukoil gas station.
After receiving plenty of community input, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced 32 new Capital Bikeshare stations coming to locations throughout the District. Georgetown will receive a new station at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue in the small island in front of the Lukoil gas station. The station will be placed in the DDOT right of way on the island and will be installed in the fall of 2011. Additionally, Georgetown's station on Wisconsin Avenue at the C&O Canal will be expanded to increase its capacity. “With this expansion we will not only increase the overall reach of the system, but we will expand the program’s capacity by 22 percent in the downtown area, by 80 percent in our East of the …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Arlington County wants input for 30 new bikeshare locations.
Arlington is planning a rapid expansion of the Capital Bikeshare program in the county and is looking for input from residents and workers in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor to help figure out where demand for bikes meets space and safety. At a public meeting Monday evening, representatives from the county and Bikeshare operator Alta Bicycle Share laid out the requirements for potential locations and the timeline for the expansion. They also took questions from about 50 Arlington residents, most of whom are already Capital Bikeshare members. The county is aiming for about 30 new stations throughout the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor by spring 2012, which will mean more than 330 new bikes augmenting the already transit-heavy area. Capital …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The District Department of Transportation is asking for public input for the 25 additional Bikeshare locations, set to open beginning this summer.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released a map Wednesday with 60 potential locations for 25 new Bikeshare stations. DDOT's map includes two additional proposed locations in Georgetown: one at Rose Park and the other at Wisconsin Avenue and Reservoir Road. Georgetown currently has four Bikeshare stations. Bikeshare launched in the District in September 2010 and Georgetown currently has four stations. “Its success speaks for itself: Capital Bikeshare already has more than 10,700 members and we are committed to adding more bikes and more stations to meet the increasing demand." said Mayor Vincent Gray. District residents and cyclists will have an opportunity to get more information and provide feedback on the proposed …