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Capital Bikeshare in Alexandria
City Council approved funding to pay for the operation of 16 new bikeshare stations in FY 2016. Proposed station locations were presented to the Transportation Commission in December 2014 and can be viewed on the map below.
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 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expansion in Alexandria
Capital Bikeshare stations were added in the Del Ray and Carlyle areas in August 2014, doubling the size of the existing network in Alexandria. 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. See the draft map below for the proposed locations for the next 16 stations or click here to view a larger map - proposed stations are yellow and existing stations are red.