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Mayor Bowser to Launch Eight New Capital Bikeshare Stations in Wards 7 and 8

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Celebrates Seventh Anniversary of the Region’s Bike Share System

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, September 29, at 4:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will cut ribbon at eight new bike stations in Wards 7 and 8, celebrating the seventh anniversary of Capital Bikeshare. Led by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT), the expansion will increase the number of available bike stations east of the Anacostia River by 25 percent and includes new bike stations at recreational centers, educational facilities, shopping centers, trails, and public transit facilities. 

The additional bike stations involved extensive community engagement to ensure installation would most effectively increase access to low-cost active transportation and recreational opportunities. The new bike stations are located at:

  • THEARC – Mississippi Avenue and 19th Street SE
  • Fort Dupont Ice Arena – 37th Street and Ely Place SE
  • Bald Eagle Recreation Center – Joliet Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SW
  • Shops at Park Village – Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road SE 
  • Oxon Run Trail – 1st Street and South Capitol Street SE 
  • 19th Street and Savannah Street SE
  • 4th Street and Mississippi Avenue SE
  • Livingston Road and 3rd Street SE

This year, the Bowser Administration extended Washington, DC’s growing bike network by adding six miles of bike lanes, including two protected lanes. With Capital Bikeshare playing a key role, the District currently boasts 145-miles of bike lanes and trail networks. Capital Bikeshare is operated in coordination with Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland. The system includes more than 480 self-service stations where riders can checkout and return bikes for fares starting at $2 for a 30-minute ride. 

WHEN:                      
Friday, September 29, at 4:30 pm
 
WHO:                       
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Jeff Marootian, Interim Director, DDOT
 
WHERE:                
Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro: Southern Avenue Metro Station* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16.