Dr. Gridlock: capital 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)