Capital Bikeshare Expands into Virginia

pic courtesy of The Georgetowner

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more awesome, Capital Bikeshare is about to build on its ubiquity. Parent company Alta recently announced that our beloved bikeshare program is expanding southward to Alexandria, with an initial run of nine stations in Old Town, with more on the way.

The program is already incredibly successful here in the District, and with Arlington’s gradual development of their leg of the system (with clusters of docks in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor and the Crystal City-Pentagon City corridor), it’s becoming ever easier to ditch local reliance on cars and to a lesser extent mass transit.
Even Rockville is talking about implementing CaBi, which would make it a no-brainer for the inner Maryland suburbs of Silver Spring and Bethesda to get in on the action. What puzzles me is the dearth of stations in upper Northwest, but I’m sure as we move forward, so will bikeshare’s coverage of our beloved metropolis.
Yearly memberships are only $75, so get out there and tone up those legs, DC.
Written by Joel Church.

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