16 Jul 2010

Could sharing be the answer to our bike woes?

Image courtesy Barracks Row

The subject of bikes is a sore one in these parts of the city. But it’s my hope that with some last minute voting from you, dear neighbors, we can bring Capitol Bikeshare to 8th Street, SE and maybe turn the recent string of bad luck with two-wheeled transportation.

According to the Barracks Row newsletter, “Currently, DDOT has a 10 station/100 bike share system called Smartbike DC. Launched in August 2008, SmartBike DC was the first bike sharing program of its kind in the US.

After much success, DDOT is expanding its program to 100 stations and 1000 bikes throughout the city. DDOT is also partnering with Arlington County to provide bikes in both jurisdictions. The new program, Capital Bikeshare, will launch just a few months from now, in Fall 2010.”

So what can you do? You have 24 hours to to request bikes at 8th & I Streets here.

What are you waiting for?! VOTE!


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  • Kirsten

    or … maybe you have an idea of some other area in SE you think ought to be one of the stations. Here’s the current list of 8 potential sites: Eastern Market & Potomac Metro stations, north side of Folger Park, 4th & East Capitol, 11th & East Capitol, 19th & East Capitol, D Street side of Safeway, and M & New Jersey Ave.

  • Brian

    I agree with Kirsten, I’m not sure 8th and I is the best location. Who is going to use them, the Marines? I think closer to Eastern Market Metro makes the most sense.

  • KY Ave

    Lincoln Park to Union Station (to get to the Red Line).

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