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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Capital Bikeshare expanding


Right on the heels of Capital Bikeshare’s hugely successful Living Social promotion, DDOT is expanding the numbers of stations, with new stations at the Wilson Building and five downtown Metro stations, and plans for 25 more stations throughout D.C.

Today, a new Capital Bikeshare station is opening up at the Wilson Building. It’s on the back side, near 14th and D Streets NW, as opposed to the front on Pennsylvania Avenue.

A Pennsylvania Avenue location would provide more visibility, but would have required almost impossible-to-obtain Park Service and other federal approvals. There are also advantages to the rear: the security screening to get into the building from D Street typically has much shorter lines than the front door. It will also be very useful for anyone working or going to a conference in the Reagan Building.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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