Don’t forget to take the pledge and participate in Car Free Days, happening September 20-22 this year. That’s three whole days to do what you love to do anyway – ride Capital Bikeshare! Even if you’re already car free, by taking the pledge you’ll make a statement about your support for sustainable forms of transportation and also be eligible to win great prizes like an iPad or $250 gift certificate to BicycleSPACE. To take the pledge, visit www.carfreemetrodc.com. or information about other modes of car free transportation throughout the District and to plan a route, visit goDCgo’s interactive map. And while you’re there, be sure to also enter their Car Free Days Giveaway and tell them how you plan to get around for the big event. There could be more prizes in store for you!
It’s what you’ve been waiting for and now it’s almost here! MCDOT is rolling out Capital Bikeshare to Montgomery County by the end of September. Here’s where you can expect to find stations being installed in the coming weeks:
- Silver Spring
- Takoma Park
- Friendship Heights
- Shady Grove & the Life Sciences Center
For more details, and maps of where bikeshare stations will be, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bikeshare. If you have questions, please email mcdot.CommuterServices@montgomerycountymd.gov. Know someone in Montgomery County who might be interested in joining Capital Bikeshare? By all means, share this information with them!
In addition, MCDOT has announced a program to make Capital Bikeshare accessible to low-income individuals. Through the “JARC”- Job Access Reverse Commute program, people who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a free membership, as well as free bike safety training, a helmet and route-planning assistance. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, please direct them to call (240) 777-8380 or email mcdot.CommuterServices@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Paul Wasneski is making quite a name for himself in the Capital Bikeshare community by documenting his rides to each and every station in the Capital Bikeshare system. Why would he do that? We think the real question is why wouldn’t he?!
We’ve hit another milestone! On Sunday, August 18, Capital Bikeshare hit 5 million rides! That’s right, 5 MILLION. But we’d be remiss to omit the other totally awesome milestones we hit that very same week! We had the highest weekly ridership ever, with 67,980 trips taken and had the highest daily ridership average, with 9,711 trips. That’s almost 10,000 trips on Capital Bikeshare a day! Less than a month from our third anniversary, we’ll take it!
Capital Bikeshare continues to expand throughout the DC region. We’re looking forward to the addition of Montgomery County to our system and we’ve added more stations in both DC & Arlington this past month.
In the District:
- Washington & Independence Ave, SW/HHS – new, 25 docks
- Independence Ave and L’Enfant Plaza, SW/DOE – new, 15 docks
- Hamlin and 7th St, NE – new, 15 docks
- 17th & K St, NW (north side of K St) – expanded by 4 docks
- 17TH & K St, NW/Farragut Square – expanded by 8 docks
- Pershing & George Mason – new, 11 docks
- Columbia Pike & Dinwiddie – new, 15 docks
- Columbia Pike & Walter Reed - new 12 docks
- Adams & Lee – expanded by 4 docks
- Crystal & 23rd - expanded by 4 docks
- 15th & Hayes - relocated to 12th & Hayes, 19 dock
- 15th & Crystal - relocated about 200’