Stations by popularity

Stations are colored by change in popularity since 2010 and sized by number of riders in the fall 2012.

  • More popular
  • Less popular
  • Built after December 2010

Capital Bikeshare has expanded to more than 200 stations and plans to add 40 new stations by 2015. Bike trips have more than doubled since 2010 and follow a seasonal pattern. Dupont Circle has been the most popular station since 2010. Three-fourths of stations are in the District with the rest in Arlington County, Alexandria and others. Later this year, Bikeshare will expand to Montgomery County.

Trips each season

Ridership drops in the winter.

800,000
600,000
400,000
200,000
0
2011 2012 2013

Trips between stations in one week

Lines on the map indicate trips taken in one week of March 2013.

  • casualTrips by casual users
  • subscriberTrips by subscribers

Subscribers took almost a million trips so far in 2013, while casual users, usually tourists, took 200,000 trips. Capital Bikeshare benefits from casual users that generate revenue with 24-hour and 3-day memberships. Subscribers pay a yearly fee of $75, which includes unlimited trips under 30 minutes. Saturday is the busiest day for Bikeshare because of a surge in casual users and more riders traveling around the Mall.

Trips by rider type

Saturday is the only day when more casual users than subscribers take rides.

8,000
6,000
4,000
2,000
0
Mon. Tues. Weds. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.

SOURCE: Capital Bikeshare trip history data. GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron contributed to this report.