Capital Bikeshare eyes expansion in 2013

December 17, 2012

(Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Capital Bikeshare’s red bicycles, already ubiquitous in the District as well as Arlington County and Alexandria, are going to be spreading through D.C. in the coming months. 

The District Department of Transportation announced proposed spots for 54 new Bikeshare stations that will be installed between January and March. These stations, which will be in each of the District’s eight wards, would give the District a total of 192 Bikeshare stations.

DDOT posted a Google Map that compiles the existing Bikeshare locations (red dots), proposed locations (green dots) and the 24 locations that were considered but not picked this time around (yellow dots). Spots in the last category could be selected for the next expansion.


View Capital Bikeshare Expansion locations in a larger map

The new stations will be cropping up in many areas that already have a Bikeshare presence to respond to demand around popular stations. Stations will also appear along Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast and on Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. and Minnesota avenues in Southeast. And there will be new stations on both sides of the Mall as well as east of the Capitol. 

If you have any thoughts on the proposed stations, e-mail ddot.bikeshare@dc.gov by Jan. 15. 

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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