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Capital Bikeshare in Alexandria
Bike sharing is public transportation using bicycles. Cities around the world provide bike sharing systems as a transportation option for residents and visitors.
Alexandria will join the regional Capital Bikeshare network, beginning with implementing a pilot program providing eight bike share stations, with potential to add more stations as funding becomes available.
For more information about the bike share program, please call 703.746.4686 or email: email@example.com.
Program OverviewOn October 11, 2011, the Alexandria City Council voted 7-0 to authorize Alexandria to join the regional Capital Bikeshare network. The pilot program, beginning in Old Town, will be implemented with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality/Regional Surface Transportation Program (CMAQ/RSTP) grant funds.
The Capital Bikeshare proposal for Alexandria was supported by the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Environmental Policy Commission, the Del Ray Citizens Association, and the Transportation Commission, which voted to approve a request for CMAQ grants to fund the program.
Capital Bikeshare, established in 2010, is the largest bicycle sharing system in the United States. The program is currently in Washington, D.C., and Arlington County with over 1,600 bicycles located at over 175 stations. Bicycle sharing is a service in which public bicycles are made available for shared use. Users can pick up and drop off bikes at stations by either registering online for annual memberships or at a station for short-term membership. Noted as a great success, Capital Bikeshare claims more than 70,000 daily and weekly memberships and 15,000 annual memberships. Capital Bikeshare has generated over 2 million rides.
Alexandria Station Locations
Capital Bikeshare crowdsourcing map - Suggest a location for a future Capital Bikeshare station
Capital Bikeshare Open House Jan. 4, 2012