Move over cars. More bikes are coming to the D.C. region, including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.
Capital Bikeshare, the popular bike-rental program, said it is adding another eight stations in the Arlington area along the George Washington Memorial Parkway beginning next year. Currently, there is only one bike-share stop in that area at the Iwo Jima Memorial on North Meade Street.
Authorities in Arlington said in a statement that the addition of bikeshare stops in that area will “help fill Capital Bikeshare gaps” between Arlington County, the District and Alexandria.
The new stops, estimated to cost around $286,000, are expected to be funded using federal money the county receives. They will be installed starting next summer. The Capital Bikeshare program has more than 350 stations in the D.C. region.
The eight new stations in the Arlington area will be located at the following places:
*Arlington National Cemetery.
*Gravelly Point Park.
*Joint Base Myer/Henderson Hall.
*Parking lot serving the parkway and Theodore Roosevelt Island.
*Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.