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.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The station used to be on a bridge over the C&O Canal and was recently moved to a location in the street.
The Bikeshare station on Wisconsin Avenue south of M Street will be moving, again. The 23-bike station's final (or so they say) resting place will be the sidewalk in front of Grace Church. The Bikeshare was parked on the sidewalk at 1045 Wisconsin Ave. NW and moved slightly south into the street at 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Three metered parking spaces were removed to fit the bike station. According to the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the loss of parking spaces from the station's location in the street was a nuisance for local businesses as well as Grace Church. The ANC received, "a lot of feedback, all of it negative," said Commissioner Bill Starrels. The District Department of Transportation initially relocated the station …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Latest proposed expansion of Capital Bikeshare includes two new docks in Georgetown.
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 …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Bikeshare has been parked at 1045 Wisconsin Ave. NW and will move slightly south to 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
The Capital Bikeshare station currently located on the sidewalk near the C & O Canal Wisconsin Avenue bridge in Georgetown will be relocated farther south to 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW in the street. The station is being moved because of a new condo project that will not allow for enough space on the sidewalk. The site of the new location currently hosts four metered parking spots. Three of those spots will be removed to fit the bike station. To make up for the loss of spaces, the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission has asked the District Department of Transportation to remove a loading zone next to the bank to free up a parking space. Additionally, the ANC asked that the individual parking meters on the west side of the street will be…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Go car free for the first day of fall, Sept. 22.
Thousands of Washington, D.C. area residents have pledged to travel car free or car-light this Saturday during Car Free Day hosted by Commuter Connections. Many of those car-free people will walk or use a bike. With the influx of people traveling by foot and bike this Saturday, Nicholas Ramfos, director of Commuter Connections, is concerned about people's level of alertness. “You really need to follow the rules of the road,” said Ramfos, who hopes people who ditch the car for a day might change their daily commuting habits. According to the 2011 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday, 9,669 D.C. workers commuted to work via bike in 2011. That is about 3.2 percent of all D.C. workers surveyed. “The percentage …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
CaBi will construct a makeshift docking station on the National Mall to accommodate extra cyclists.
It's going to be too hot to walk comfortably. The metro stations will be packed. Forget about driving. That's why Capital Bikeshare is anticipating a bunch of cyclists will hop on one of their bright red bikes and ride to the National Mall this afternoon to catch the big fireworks show. (More details about the pyrotechnics here.) In order to avoid users getting "dockblocked" (their word, not ours), CaBi is constructing a temporary bike corral at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue to accommodate increased usage. The docking station will be open from noon until approximately 10:30 p.m. - or about an hour after the fireworks show ends. For more information about Capital Bikeshare stations in Georgetown, read this article.
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 …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The sustainable public bike program celebrates its first birthday this week.
This Tuesday, Capital Bikeshare, Washington, D.C.’s popular public bike program, will celebrate its first birthday. Over the past year, the program has become a staple of the district’s public transportation system. “They’re almost every place I need to go,” said Wayne HarIell, a D.C. resident and Capital Bikeshare member. The program currently consists of 116 solar-powered stations and 1,100 bikes, with 60 additional stations on the way. HarIell is one of 17,000 D.C. bicyclists to purchase a bikeshare membership in the last year. “I really like that it frees you from waiting for the bus and the metro,” said Doris Yu, a Georgetown University student who purchased a bikeshare membership a few months ago. Capital Bikeshare will celebrate …
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 …