Caring for the Capital Bikeshare Community

The health and safety of the Capital Bikeshare community is our top priority. With recent news around coronavirus (COVID-19), we know you may have questions about how we can all do our part to keep the community healthy. We want to share the actions we’re taking to help protect you — and what you can do to help.

Capital Bikeshare is offering a program to give essential workers, including those in the healthcare, food service, and food retailer industries, a free 30-day bikeshare memberships. Essential employers and individual essential workers can sign up to access unlimited 30-minute trips on our bikes for through June 30th, 2020. Reach out to herobikes@Lyft.com if you are an essential worker and want to participate in the program.

In addition, any user of Capital Bikeshare can purchase $1 Single Trip passes for essential trips, in both the Capital Bikeshare and Lyft apps, through June 30th, 2020.

What Capital Bikeshare is doing

  • Closely monitoring the situation and taking action. We're following updates on COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials. We'll continue to take actions necessary to help protect the community.

  • Helping with prevention. High contact surfaces on bikes will be disinfected each time they arrive in our depot. High contact surfaces on vans used to transport vehicles will also be disinfected at the start of each shift. In addition, our associates are wearing gloves when handling bikes, and we are recommending that they follow CDC guidance to wear a cloth face covering. We're helping procure face coverings for associates where we can.

Tips from the CDC to help keep yourself healthy

  • The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).
  • Avoid close contact with others who are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If you can’t wash your hands with soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Cover your nose and mouth if you have to cough or sneeze, and wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you can.

Stay Informed

The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) are updating their sites with the latest information.

For additional Capital Bikeshare updates, please check out our twitter feed.

Thank you for being a part of the Capital Bikeshare community.