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Capital Bikeshare in Alexandria

What's New

  • The City of Alexandria recently added eight Capital Bikeshare stations in Del Ray and Carlyle, doubling the size of the Capital Bikeshare network in Alexandria.

Program Overview

Bike sharing is public transportation using bicycles, and cities around the world provide bike sharing systems as a transportation option for residents and visitors. The City of Alexandria's bike sharing program, in partnership with the District Department of Transportation, Arlington County, and Montgomery County, is called Capital Bikeshare. With Capital Bikeshare, you can choose from over 300 stations in the region, and return a bike to any station near your destination. Alta Bicycle Share operates the system for Alexandria, Montgomery County, Arlington, and Washington, D.C.

Alexandria joined the regional Capital Bikeshare network in September 2012 with eight stations, and added eight more stations in Del Ray and Carlyle in August 2014.  For more information about the bike share program, please call 703.746.4686 or email: localmotion@alexandriava.gov.

Expansion in Alexandria

Capital Bikeshare stations were added in the Del Ray and Carlyle areas in August 2014.  To see a current map of stations in Alexandria and throughout the region, visit http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/stations

Alexandria station locations are selected from locations suggested by the public, and preferences shown on the interactive crowdsourcing map.  Locations are evaluated using criteria including connectivity to transit to expand between metrorail stations, mixed-use activity centers, potential bicycle activity, proximity to other Capital Bikeshare stations, as well technical considerations. Some technical considerations include direct sunlight, at least 11' X 32' of space, sidewalk pedestrian clearance, flat ground and utility clearance.  Staff attended over 5 community meetings to gain input from residents on Capital Bikeshare expansion in Alexandria. Locations for stations added in August 2014 include:  

  • Eisenhower Avenue at Mill Race Lane
  • Ballenger Avenue at Dulany Street
  • Duke Street at John Carlyle Street
  • Mount Vernon Avenue at East Nelson Avenue
  • Mount Vernon Avenue at East Del Ray Avenue
  • Mount Vernon Avenue at Kennedy Street
  • Monroe Avenue at Leslie Avenue
  • Potomac Greens Drive at Slater's Lane


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