The DC government has joined with the Arlington County government to create a new regional bike-sharing program. Later this year you will be able to pick up a bike in DC, ride to Arlington and leave it there–and vice versa.
DC Department of Transportation (DDoT) says, “This expanded, regional system follows the success of SmartBike DC, launched in 2008. The new system will launch later this year with roughly 1,100 bikes at 114 stations and will be largest of its kind in the US.”
SmartBike, the DC bicycle sharing program currently has 10 stations and 100 bicycles. Three of the 10 stations are in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area:
- Logan Circle: 14th and Rhode Island NW (southwest corner by 7-11 store)
- Dupont Circle: Massachusetts Avenue and Dupont Circle NW (west of Dupont Circle)
- Reeves Center: 14th and U NW (northwest corner of intersection)
There is also a station in Shaw at the northwest corner of 7th and T Streets NW.
From The Triangle:
Through participation on the Mount Vernon Triangle Development tour this morning (part of WalkingtownDC) we were informed that Busboys & Poets is looking at another delay in opening their 1025 5th St NW location. Instead of the previously reported Sunday September 21st date it is now suggested that the doors will open on Wednesday September 24th. We’ll see.