Borderstan Area to Get 7 New Bike Share Stations

by July 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm 1,481 1 Comment

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The SmartBike rental rack at 14th and U Streets by the Reeves Municipal Center. (Borderstan)

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) yesterday announced the location of 90 addtional bike share spots in the city. There will be a total 100 bike share stations in DC spread throughout the city’s eight wards. The implementation period is August through November with about 30 new stations to be launched in September.

According to the DDOT map, seven of the additional 90 bike share stations are planned for the Dupont-Logan-U Street area:

  • 1458 P Street NW (at 15th)
  • 1401 R Street NW (at 14th)
  • 1632 17th Street NW (at Corcoran)
  • 1702 18th Street NW (at R)
  • 1919 Florida Avenue NW (at 19th)
  • 1944 New Hampshire Avenue NW (at intersection with U and 16th)
  • 2003 10th Street NW (at U)

DC already has the SmartBike program, which was launched in August 2008 and has 10 locations. Three of the 10 current locations are in the neighborhood: 1443 U Street NW (Reeves Center), 1404 Rhode Island Avenue (at 14th), and 1913 Massachusetts Avenue (north of Dupont Circle).

DDOT has posted maps and information on its website under the Bicycle and Pedestrian programs. The three maps highlight various aspects of the analysis including a density analysis map and a crowd sourcing heat map. DDOT says it used a number of factors to determine the locations including population density, employment density, proximity to transit and the bike-to-work rate.  DDOT also incorporated crowd sourcing as a means to identify locations.

Bikesharing is bike transit–an automated, public bike rental system. DDOT has a good fact sheet on how the system works. In addition, Arlington will have a total of 14 bike share stations, which will be part of the 100-station network in DC.

DC and Arlington County are launching a new regional bikesharing system in fall 2010 with roughly 1100 bikes at 114 stations (100 in DC, 14 in Arlington). The locations are scheduled to be rolled out (installed) starting in August thru November, with a launch of about 30 stations in September.


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