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Capital Bike Share Brings More Bikes To More Places

The ever popular Capital Bike Share is about to get much, much bigger. By this fall they will install 32 new stations, expand some of the existing ones, and add 265 more bikes into the rotation. These new plans will expand current operations by 38% and the decisions about where to place the new bike docks came after asking the public to vote on where they wanted them to be. For a complete list of the new stations see the complete press release after the jump.

DDOT ANNOUNCES 32 NEW CAPITAL BIKESHARE STATIONS IN THE DISTRICT

/18 Current Stations will also expand in Size in the Fall/

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the locations for 32 new Capital Bikeshare stations to be installed in the fall of 2011. It will be the first major expansion of the system in the District since Capital Bikeshare launched last September. Following weeks of planning and extensive community input, DDOT will install the new stations and expand the size of selected existing stations to better meet demand, while also adding 265 additional bicycles to the system. Additionally, DDOT will install the already planned Capital Bikeshare stations at 6^th and H Street, NE and Foggy Bottom Metro.

“We are grateful for the enormous support Capital Bikeshare has received throughout the past 10 months and are very pleased to release the final list of new station locations for the District of Columbia” said Terry Bellamy, DDOT Director. “With this expansion we will not only increase the overall reach of the system, but we will expand the program’s capacity by 22 percent in the downtown area, by 80 percent in our East of the River operations and by an average of 38 percent throughout each of the additional Wards.”

The list of new Capital Bikeshare stations was determined after a careful assessment of the existing needs and conditions in the different geographic areas and their potential for sustained Bikeshare usage and growth. Some of the criteria used to locate the new stations included proximity to activity centers, proximity to high-demand existing stations, solar accessibility, and minimum space and surface requirements. To cap it off, the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from the public helped guide the final decision for new locations.

A list of the new station locations, as well as those existing stations where capacity will be increased, can be found below. Additionally, a map displaying the new station locations and those existing stations that will increase in size will be available online shortly on DDOT’s web site (ddot.dc.gov ).

*List of NEW Stations: *

·3rd Street and G Street, SE

·4th Street and E Street, SW

·5^th Street SE between Alabama and Martin Luther King Avenue, SE

·6th Street and Florida, NE

·7th Street and Maryland Avenue, NE

·7th Street and R Street, NW

·11th Street and H Street, NE

·16th Street and Euclid Street, NW

·17th Street and Rhode Island Ave, NW

·18th Street and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

·19th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW (Dupont South)

·38^th Street, SE at Pennsylvania Ave - Fairfax Village (INSTALLED TODAY)

·3000 Connecticut. NW – National Zoo

·4500 Benning Road, NE (Benning Road Metro Station)

·Calvert Street and 39th Street, NW (Stoddert Recreation Center)

·Columbia Road and Belmont Road, NW

·Alabama Avenue at 13^th Street, SE - Congress Heights Metro

·Florida Avenue and California Street, NW

·Gallaudet University - 1st Street and Michigan, NW

·Georgia Avenue and Columbia Road, NW

·Good Hope Road and Minnesota Avenue, SE

·M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

·Maryland Avenue and Independence Avenue, SW (at 6th Street)

·Massachusetts Avenue and 15th Street, SE

·New Jersey Avenue and D Street, SE

·Rhode Island Avenue and 1st Street, NW

·Anacostia Avenue at Benning Road, NE - River Terrace

·Thomas Circle at 14th Street, NW

·Tingey Street and 3rd Street, SE (Yards Park )

·Upshur Street and 14th Street, NW

·Upshur Street and Georgia Avenue, NW

·W Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, SE

*List of current stations slated to expand:*

·4th Street and M Street, SW

·7th Street and Water Street, SW - SW Waterfront

·11th Street and Kenyon Street, NW

·13th Street and D Street, NE

·13th Street and H Street, NE

·14th Street and Rhode Island Ave, NW

·14th Street and V Street, NW

·16th Street and Harvard Street, NW

·16th Street and U Street, NW

·21st Street and I Street, NW

·C and O Canal and Wisconsin Ave, NW

·Calvert Street and Woodley Place, NW

·Eastern Market Metro / Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, SE

·Lamont Street and Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

·Lincoln Park / 13th and East Capitol Street, NE

·Massachusetts Avenue and Dupont Circle, NW

·Metro Center / 12th Street and G Street, NW

·Park Road and Holmead Place, NW

Arlington County is also planning an expansion with approximately 30 new Capital Bikeshare stations destined for the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor starting this fall and continuing through the spring.

*About Capital Bikeshare:*

Capital Bikeshare is a bikesharing program developed through a partnership between DDOT and Arlington County and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. Capital Bikeshare offers four different membership options: Annual ($75), Monthly ($25), 5-Day ($15) and 24-hour ($5) for access to a fleet of 1,100 bicycles located at over 110 stations across the District and Arlington. Additional information about Capital Bikeshare is available at www.capitalbikeshare.com .