We don’t need to tell you that it’s been a hot, humid summer so far. You’ve been out there on those sweet, red bikes anyways because you’re not scared of no stinkin’ heat! Good for you! We regret to inform you, however, that you can, in fact, become uncomfortably, and sometimes dangerously, dehydrated if you’re not careful. That’s why we’d like to pass along this helpful infographic from our friends at BikeArlington and goDCgo. It’s packed full of good information and somehow manages to also be adorable. Please read the aptly titled “Hot Weather Biking Tips,” and pass it along to your fellow cyclists!
We get a whole lot of questions every week asking “what the heck’s up with empty/full stations?!” Frankly, this makes us very sad and a little mopey, but we feel your frustration and try to answer you as best and as promptly as we can. For those of you who send us these questions or are thinking about doing so, we’re going to try to paint the full picture of the challenges we face daily in keeping all stations adequately balanced to serve your needs and what we are doing to improve that service.
The District, Arlington and Alexandria, the jurisdictions that own Capital Bikeshare, are aware of a recent petition launched by current and former employees of Alta Bicycle Share, the contractor that operates the system, regarding their employment in DC.
Alta has assured the jurisdictions that they fully value their work force and that they are doing everything they can to ensure that they are in compliance with federal wage guidelines.
The jurisdictions are following this closely and await any outcomes from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Capital Bikeshare Releases Two New Survey Reports
Surveys Provide Detailed Data on Bikeshare Usage and Regional Impact
(Washington, D.C.) Today Capital Bikeshare released two new reports that provide detailed information on how members are utilizing the system, the types of trips they make and the overall impact of the program on the members’ health. The reports analyze two surveys that were administered in the fall of 2012 and received over 6,800 responses combined.
To be published here on May 22 at noon.