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.]

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