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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Bikeshare comes to the Mall


The National Park Service may take 10 years to make some decisions, but on bike sharing, they’ve been lightning fast. Jacques Arsenault noticed that a Capital Bikeshare station is already up on the Mall, on Ohio Drive.

Just two weeks ago, the National Capital Planning Commission approved NPS plans for five stations on the Mall, at Smithsonian Metro and near the Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and FDR/MLK memorials.

They said the goal was to get one station installed before the Cherry Blossom Festival. Not only did the cherry blossoms come quickly this year thanks to the good weather, but so did the station.

As it turns out, NPS and Capital Bikeshare exceeded that promise: a second station, at the Washington Monument, is also active today.

[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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