Dr. Gridlock: bikeshare


Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Capital Bikeshare put on hold in College Park

A plan to bring Capital Bikeshare to College Park is on hold as a result of a bankruptcy filing by the company that provides the bicycles. The city planned to launched Feb. 1.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, capital bikeshare

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Bitter cold and die-hard bicyclists; is it ever too cold to ride?

We matched Capital Bikeshare rides to the daily low temperature to see when it’s too cold to ride a bike.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:09 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Shutdown may be causing spike in short-term bike rentals

Day 4 of government shutdown leads to spike in use of bikes. Rental bike program seen increase in use.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Capital Bikeshare arrives in Montgomery County

Capital Bikeshare's program's first stations in Maryland opened for business on Friday.

By Mark Berman and Bill Turque  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Happy birthday, Capital Bikeshare

The program’s 2,000 sturdy red bikes have become a part of the urban landscape

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike sharing, bikeshare, capital bikeshare, citibike, d.c. bikeshare

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The army behind Capital Bikeshare's rebalancing

Capital Bikeshare employees race against the clock to meet growing demand.

By Nicole Chavez and Lindsey Cook  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Commuting, D.C., District Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Montgomery County to host public meetings on Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare is coming to Montgomery County later this summer. The county is hosting meetings later this month to offer information about bike-sharing.

By Mark Berman  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Capital Bikeshare adds membership option aimed at occasional users

Capital Bikeshare has added a new payment option aimed at making it easier for occasional riders to use the system's one-day membership.

By Mark Berman  |  04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Capital Bikeshare coming to Montgomery

Capital Bikeshare is on schedule to operate in Montgomery County by late summer.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycling, Commuting, Montgomery bikeshare, public transit, transit, Transportation

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Capital Bikeshare sets ridership record

Capital Bikeshare set a record on Saturday, topping 11,000 trips for the first time.

By Mark Berman  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Bikeshare expanding to Columbia Pike, Shirlington area

Capital Bikeshare's Arlington stations have largely focused on the Rosslyn-Ballston and Pentagon City-Crystal City corridors, but now the county is adding stations to Columbia Pike and Shirlington.

By Mark Berman  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Visualizing Capital Bikeshare trips from late 2012

A visualization tool puts Capital Bikeshare trips on a map, letting you see how many trips are taken between any given station.

By Mark Berman  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, visualizations

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Details on biking to inauguration

By Mark Berman  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, capital bikeshare, inauguration

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Capital Bikeshare trips visualized and mapped

A new visualization tool lets you see which Capital Bikeshare stations are the most popular, showcasing how many trips are taken between any given station.

By Mark Berman  |  06:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, bikeshare data, bikeshare map, bikeshare trips, capital bikeshare

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Capital Bikeshare eyes expansion in 2013

Capital Bikeshare looks to add another 54 stations in D.C. by March, which will give the District more than 190 stations in all eight wards.

By Mark Berman  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare, capital bikeshare d.c., capital bikeshare stations, capital bikeshare washington

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Getting to Nationals Park

Here are some tips for getting to and from Nationals Park for Friday's Game 5.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare, circulator, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Nationals, Nationals Park, nationals park commuting, nationals park congestion, nationals park traffic, nats, WMATA

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Bikeshare station installation begins in Alexandria

Capital Bikeshare has moved into another suburb. Alexandria will begin installing eight Bikeshare stations this week.

By Mark Berman  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bikeshare

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Capital Bikeshare adds helmets and monthly payment plan

Capital Bikeshare began selling helmets to members on Friday. The service also began offering a monthly payment plan for annual memberships.

By Mark Berman  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, Cycling

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Capital Bikeshare stations open on the Mall

After a long wait, two Capital Bikeshare stations have opened on the National Mall.

By Mark Berman  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, National Mall

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Hundreds of Arlington residents grab free bike helmets

Arlington County residents received coupons for free bike helmets and for free one-day Capital Bikeshare memberships.

By Mark Berman  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, Cycling, Biking

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Capital Bikeshare meeting Mon. in Arlington

Arlington County wants to hear from you about its plans to expand the Capital Bikeshare program.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock, Biking, Northern Virginia | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, Arlington County, Montgomery County

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011

A deal on Capital Bikeshare

Have you been waiting to changing Capital Bikeshare, the regional cycling network started by Arlington County and the District in September? A deal offered by Living Social may provide the impetus you need.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Traffic-reduction grant boosts Bikeshare

Using money from the federal transportation department's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, Capital Bikeshare will expand by about a third early next year, DDOT announced today.

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:21 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking, Biking | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Sun sets on SmartBikeDC

The little red bikes that preceded Capital Bikeshare have two weeks to live.

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:52 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Which rider will win winter?

A Capital Bikeshare member with nerves of steel or a fluffy coat will win a three-year membership to the bikesharing program, simply for getting the most use out of the $70-year, flat-rate program--during two of the coldest months of the year.

By Luke Rosiak  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Despite cold, Bikeshare heating up

Bikesharing programs in many other cities shut down for the winter, but Arlington and the District's Capital Bikeshare is still gaining steam, despite frigid temperatures.

By Luke Rosiak  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, Online tools

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Bike-lane tension extends beyond area

Bike lanes have been expanding in cities across the continent, the New York Times notes today, and controversy has exploded along with them. As commuting patterns change and the transit infrastructure with them, some inevitably feel that what's good for bikers can be bad for them.

By Luke Rosiak  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving, Driving | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Lessons on biking from the Dutch

With the launch of Capital Bikeshare, Arlington and the District positioned themselves to join the likes of European capitals where bike-sharing programs have been longstanding and cycling even more integrated into everyday life.

By Luke Rosiak  |  06:50 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking, Biking, Biking | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Airbag for cyclists unveiled

An alternative to a bicycle helmet was unveiled in Sweden today--a fabric collar with motion sensors that rapidly inflates into an air-filled cushion around the wearer's head after detecting rapid movement indicating an impact. In this video, a crash dummy...

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking, Biking | Tags:  Bikeshare

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Track Bikeshare use in real-time

With Capital Bikeshare still in its first month of existence, stations are still being rolled out, and observers are gauging its success and considering whether the system might work for them. So this nifty map, which updates in real-time to show which stations are most used and at what times of the day is quite interesting--especially because it works for bikesharing systems in DC and around the globe.

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:20 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Commuting | Tags:  Bikeshare, Online tools

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Bikeshare program rolls out sign-up site

In preparation for a September launch, the Capital Bikeshare program today unveiled new details and allowed prospective members to sign up. Here's how the bike-sharing program will work:

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:56 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking, Biking | Tags:  BikeShare

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 07/20/2010

DC bikesharing locations unveiled

City-funded Capital Bikeshare today announced 100 anticipated locations where members will be able to pick up and drop off bicycles. Convenience and strategically-placed points will be crucial to the system, which could fill in gaps where bus, Metro and other forms of transportation are lacking or overcrowded, as well as being concentrated along thoroughfares the District has worked to make bike-friendly.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:44 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking | Tags:  Bikeshare

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Share your thoughts on Bikeshare

DC is set to unveil its own program, Capital Bikeshare, but the usefulness of the program in this city will depend on strategically located sharepoints. Where, exactly, will you be able to pick up or drop off one of the thousand-plus bikes? That's a question you can help answer.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:16 PM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking | Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, DDOT