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October 2016 Expansion Update

WOW! Fall kicked off with a bang for the installation team. Capital Bikeshare added 20 stations, expanded 1 station and upgraded one station in October. Check out the roster of new stations:

DC:

  • 61st St & Banks Pl NE, new, 19 docks
  • 22nd St & Constitution Ave NE, new, 23 docks
  • New Jersey Ave & L St NW, expansion, now 23 docks

Arlington:

  • Ballston Metro/N Stuart St & 9th St N, Upgrade to Fob Vending Kiosk

Alexandria:

  • Commonwealth Ave & Monroe St, Relocated to north side, 15 docks

Tysons:

  • Greensboro Dr & International Dr, new, 11 docks
  • Spring Hill Metro, new, 15 docks
  • Tysons West Transit Center, new, 11 docks
  • Jones Branch Dr & Westbranch Dr, new, 13 docks
  • Westpark Dr & Park Run Dr, new, 11 docks
  • Westpark Dr & Jones Branch Dr, new, 11 docks
  • Solutions Dr & Greensboro Dr, new, 11 docks
  • Westpark Dr & Leesburg Pk, new, 11 docks

Reston:

  • Reston Station, new, 35 docks
  • Sunset Hills Rd & Old Reston Ave, new, 15 docks
  • Reston Town Center Transit Station, new, 17 docks
  • Reston YMCA, new, 15 docks
  • Library St & Freedom Dr, new, 19 docks
  • Temporary Rd & Old Reston Ave, new, 15 docks
  • New Dominion Pkwy & Fountain Dr, new, 15 docks
  • Reston Regional Library, new, 15 docks
  • Town Center Pkwy & Bowman Towne Dr, new, 15 docks
We're always on the lookout for the next great station location. Be sure to add your suggestion to the Crowdsourcing Map!

Free Rides on Election Day, Brought To You By THE CANDIDATE



Images courtesy of: @jrogers202, @sharrowsdc, @missmaya, @jenn_wurs & @runnerlane

Have you spotted “THE CANDIDATE” yet? Together with 30 fellow two-wheeled campaign staffers, Capital Bikeshare’s star-spangled civic citizen out on the campaign lanes and trails to tell you that Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE Single-Trip Fares on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide another transportation option to get you to your voting location.

That’s right: Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE one-way fares at every station in the system to encourage you to take active transportation to a station near your polling place. THE CANDIDATE believes that voting is the duty of every citizen of this fine nation and is riding high on the campaign saddle to make it easier to #VoteByBikeshare.

Spot THE CANDIDATE and snap a picture between now and Election Day to help spread the word. Let’s get the #VoteByBikeshare message to the masses and promote sustainable transportation on Election Day up and down the ballot.

Five Fun Fall Rides on Capital Bikeshare



Images courtesy of @awansp, @beaongoing and Huma Imtiaz

Now that cooler temperatures are here to stay (we hope), fall is the perfect time to hop on a bike and explore the changing season around our service area. Grab a bike and check out some of these lovely trails, which look even better awash in the oranges, reds and yellows of the season.

Sound like just what you need to clear the air this season? Check out the list here.

SERVICE ALERT: Road Closures for Marine Corps Marathon to Affect Capital Bikeshare Service

Beginning at 12am on Sunday October 30, Capital Bikeshare stations at the following Arlington locations will be closed for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon. These stations will be offline with bicycles removed. No bikes will be accepted at these stations. Affected stations will reopen by 5pm on Sunday.

  • Wilson Blvd & Ft. Myer Dr
  • N Meade St & 14th St N / Iwo Jima
  • Lynn St & 19th St N
  • Crystal Dr & 20th St S
  • 6th St S and S Ball St
  • Lee Hwy & N Kirkwood Rd (Reopening at 12pm)

Capital Bikeshare staff and vehicles will have difficulty reaching stations in DC and Arlington due to the extensive street closures required by the marathon. Please check Spotcycle before beginning your trip.

#VoteByBikeshare With THE CANDIDATE's Pedaling Platform - Free Rides on Nov. 8

With two weeks to go until Election Day 2016, we’ve discovered a special candidate who is campaigning just to get you to the polls! Meet “THE CANDIDATE,” Capital Bikeshare’s star-spangled civic citizen. Together with 30 fellow two-wheeled campaign staffers, THE CANDIDATE is hitting the campaign lanes and trails to tell you that Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE Single-Trip Fares on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to provide another transportation option to get you to your voting location.
That’s right: Capital Bikeshare will offer FREE one-way fares at every station in the system to encourage you to take active transportation to a station near your polling place. THE CANDIDATE believes that voting is the duty of every citizen of this fine nation and is riding high on the campaign saddle to make it easier to #VoteByBikeshare.
Spot THE CANDIDATE and snap a picture between now and Election Day to help spread the word. Let’s get the #VoteByBikeshare message to the masses and promote sustainable transportation on Election Day up and down the ballot.