Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reminder DDOT public meeting on where Bikeshare should expand tonight

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
Why:               Everyone agrees H Street needs more stations since the one at 13th & H is emptied every morning & full every night and DDOT is considering new stations at 10th or 11th & H and at 6th & H, but they wont happen unless folks weigh in to demonstrate support.  Attend the meeting or send an email in support of more stations in your neighborhood to  

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 today, Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m., at Judiciary Square and tell DDOT we need the additional stations under consideration on and near H Street.  

1 comment:

  1. Did anyone attend? I'm curious about what the consensus was. I would generally favor a comprehensive view of transport where the links between rail, bus and bike are important - like more bikes near the express bus line stops etc. I'd also like to see one by the national arboretum. Yes, I should have attended but just learned now.