Capital Bikeshare Program Now Operational

by September 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm 2,192 3 Comments

One of the new Capital Bikeshare stations is at 15th & P NW, just west of Whole Foods. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Capital Bikeshare program kicked off Monday, September 20, replacing the SmartBike program. There will be a total 100 bike share stations in DC spread throughout the city’s eight wards–11 of them in the Dupont-Logan-U Street-Shaw area. The implementation period is August through November with about 30 new stations to be launched in September.

Status of Stations and Instructions

  • The Bikeshare Station Map on at the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) website is now up and shows stations that are operating.
  • There is a also a great Bikeshare Google Map showing all of the planned 100 Bikeshare stations in DC and Arlington.
  • There is also a Bikeshare instructional video on YouTube that explains how to use the system.
Capital Bikeshare Program 14th Street NW Luis Gomez Photos

A new Bikeshare station opens Monday at 14th and R Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

According to the DDOT Bikeshare Map, eight of the following 11 stations are up and running:

  • Dupont Circle
  • 2000 14th Street NW (at U)
  • 1458 P Street NW (at 15th)
  • 1404 Rhode Island Avenue NW (at 14th)
  • 1401 R Street NW (at 14th)
  • 2003 10th Street NW (at U)
  • 700 T Street NW (at 7th)
  • 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)


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