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Capital Bikeshare expanding in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray opened a new Capital BikeShare station Wednesday near the John A. Wilson and Ronald Reagan buildings that he said will make it easier for city and federal workers to use the popular system.


Capital BikeShare, the largest bike-sharing network in the country, has been growing rapidly since it was first launched last fall.

Gray said the system, a joint venture between the District and Arlington and a private firm, has 10,700 members.

Over the next week, the D.C. Department of Transportation also plans to install five additional stations downtown where workers, tourists and residents can pick up or drop off the red bicycles.

The new stations will be at 17th and K streets NW near Farragut Square; 12th and G streets near Metro Center; Fourth and D streets NW near Judiciary Square; Eighth and F streets near the National Portrait Gallery; and at the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

Gray said a total of 25 new stations would be added in the District this summer, with “dozens” more likely to be installed in Arlington.

“We are committed to adding more bikes and more stations to meet increasing demand,” Gray said.

Tim Craig is The Post’s bureau chief in Pakistan. He has also covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and within the District of Columbia government.
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