DDOT sent out an email yesterday informing residents that they’ve opted to install the hotly-disputed Capital Bikeshare station on the Northeast Triangle at Lincoln Park (13th, North Carolina and East Capitol NE).
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, this location has been one of the most contentious in the early roll out of CaBi. (THIH’s recap of last Monday’s ANC 6A Transportation and Public Space Committee meeting can be found here; TBD’s awesome coverage of the shoving and crying portion of the proceedings can be found here.)
The full text of the email sent out to residents and stakeholders can be found after the jump.
First I want to thank everyone for participating in the discussion on the Capital Bikeshare location at Lincoln Park and sharing rich insight and information. It was very helpful in informing decision-making. DDOT has seriously and carefully considered all the points made and assessed possible locations in the park area and have concluded that we will proceed with installation of a CaBi station on the traffic island on the NE corner of Lincoln Park.
The installation will occur as early as Monday (weather permitting). We will monitor and evaluate the station after it is installed. As previously stated, the system is completely portable and will be moved or relocated if the evaluation demonstrates problems with this location. We will make all information available to you.
We are continuing our dialogue with the National Park Service to site stations in Lincoln Park and other NPS properties throughout the District.
We do appreciate the time all of you have taken to inform this decision and participate in this process.
Karina Ricks | Associate Director |
Transportation Policy & Planning Administration | District Department of Transportation |