Capital Bikeshare Expansion

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Capital Bikeshare Expansion

Staff recommended 10 proposed bikeshare stations based on feedback received using the Alexandria Capital Bikeshare Expansion Feedback Form and additional community input. Recommended bikeshare station locations were considered by the Traffic & Parking Board for approval at their public hearing on July 24, 2017. The Traffic & Parking Board approved the installation of bikeshare stations at the following locations:

  • Braddock Road Metro Station - South

  • Duke Street & Holmes Run Trail

  • Eisenhower Avenue & Holmes Trail Run

  • Glebe Road & Main Line Boulevard

  • Potomac Avenue & Reed Avenue

  • Holmes Run Parkway & N Pickett Street

  • Barrett Library

  • Reed Avenue & Edison Street

The Traffic & Parking Board instructed staff to return in September after conducting further community outreach and site analysis for the following proposed locations:

  • Ben Brenman Park & Somervelle Street
  • Green Street & Washington Street

To see more details on the recommended stations, please review the Alexandria Capital Bikeshare Expansion Results flyer and the Alexandria Capital Bikeshare Expansion Appendix with comments and an executive summary.

Expansion Plan Overview

The Capital Bikeshare system has continued to grow since its inception in 2012, with the system expanding from eight stations in 2012 to 31 stations in 2016. In conjunction with the analysis in the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, the City is analyzing the most suitable locations for the next round of bikeshare expansion.

Preliminary analysis include demand analysis using indicators such as employment and population density, location of attractions (i.e., tourist destinations, parks, malls/shopping, schools and libraries), transit density by ridership (i.e., metro and bus stops), existing bicycling infrastructure, topography, percentage of minority populations, and percentage of zero-car households. A map of potential bikeshare demand can be viewed here. Using the recommended locations from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan as a starting point, City staff have worked to identify suitable locations throughout Alexandria.

For the next round of expansion, the City will add 10 additional bikeshare stations. The City identified 16 suitable station locations and had an interactive expansion map, public outreach materials, and survey open for people to submit feedback regarding proposed stations. Staff presented the 10 recommended bikeshare stations to the Traffic & Parking Board at their public hearing on July 24, 2017.

Proposed Station Locations

Expansion Map

The expansion map below shows all of the existing Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, as well as the 10 stations staff is recommending to the Traffic & Parking Board. The City will also be installing a station at Port City Brewing Company on Wheeler Ave as part of a match for an economic development grant from Virginia. 



For more detailed information on each proposed bikeshare station site, please review the Alexandria Capital Bikeshare Expansion Outreach Flyer

Public Outreach

During the update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle chapters of the Transportation Master Plan, the expansion of Capital Bikeshare was discussed at numerous public meetings and endorsed by the Ad Hoc Committee for this plan. As actual locations are identified for Phase IV of expansion, the City is conducting outreach once again. 

Public Meetings

Each proposed station was brought before the Traffic & Parking Board for approval at a public hearing. The Traffic & Parking Board public hearing took place on July 24, 2017. 

Staff provided the Old and Historic District Board of Architectural Review (OAHD BAR) an informational update on Capital Bikeshare expansion on June 21, 2017. 

Station Feedback

The City requested feedback regarding  proposed stations, to suggest alternate locations, or to provide general feedback. The  Alexandria Capital Bikeshare Expansion Feedback Form closed on June 16, 2017.


For more information on bikeshare station siting guidelines, please review the National Association of City Transportation Officials' Bikeshare Station Siting Guide or the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy's Bikeshare Planning Guide

Contact Information

To contact City staff regarding bikeshare, please contact