Friday, May 13, 2011

DDOT Public Meeting on Bike Share expansion Wed. May 25, 6 p.m. @ Judiciary Square

Bikeshare has proposed a variety of expansions on and near H Street including at 6th & H and at 11th or 10th & H as well as just south of H Street near Stanton Park, but has proposed more stations than they will be able to build.  Accordingly, they're holding a public meeting to see which stations have the strongest support.  Currently, there is a sizeable gap between the H Street stations at 3rd & H and the one at 13th & H and there isn't another near H Street location to the south until you go south to C Street at 13th St.  If you enjoy bikeshare and want to see more stations in your neighborhood and on H Street, this is the time to weigh in.  Additional nearby stations are particularly important to the success of the program as it increases the reliability of the program by enhancing the likelihood that an open dock or an available bike will be available to you at times when other nearby stations are full ("dockblocked") or empty ("NoBi") both of which seem to happening too often at the 13th & H station.  Take a look at the map and send your comments to or better yet, plan to attend the public meeting Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. 

DDOT to Host Public Meeting for Capital Bikeshare Expansion in the District
Proposed Locations for New Stations will be Discussed
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is preparing to expand Capital Bikeshare throughout the District and is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, May 25 to solicit input from the community on the proposed locations for new stations.

Starting this summer, DDOT is planning to expand the current system with 25 new stations and 250 new bikes.  The expansion is set to be completed by Fall 2011.

At the meeting, DDOT officials will provide an update on the expansion plan, explain the process for evaluating new stations, share the feedback that has been received from the community about the potential locations for new stations, and solicit additional feedback from the participants.

A listing of the proposed station locations and a printable map is available online at Comments may be submitted via email to

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

What:              Public Meeting for the Expansion of Capitol Bikeshare
When:             Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 6 – 8 pm
Where:            441 4th Street, NW, Room 1107, Washington, DC
The meeting location is in close proximity to the Judiciary Square Metrorail Station on the Red Line and accessible via several bus lines.

For more information please contact Sandy Castor at (202) 671-3499 or

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