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PoPville » Capital Bikeshare Celebrating 10 Years “Riders have taken greater than 27 million journeys, totaling 150 million miles.”

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From the Mayor’s Workplace:

“On Sunday, September 20, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District Division of Transportation (DDOT), and its six companion jurisdictions will have fun 10 years of Capital Bikeshare, which offers inexpensive, handy, and sustainable mobility to riders within the Washington metropolitan area. Riders have taken greater than 27 million journeys over Capital Bikeshare’s 10-year historical past and to have fun the milestone, this system is providing one free traditional bike trip to all customers on September 20.

“For 10 years, Capital Bikeshare has been a vital a part of our transportation community, offering residents and guests with a handy and inexpensive transportation choice,” stated Mayor Bowser. “We sit up for the following decade of constructing out and increasing the Capital Bikeshare system to provide much more riders a sustainable solution to journey via neighborhoods, town, and the area.”

This system’s achievements within the Washington metropolitan area since launching in September 2010 embrace:

Riders have taken greater than 27 million journeys, totaling 150 million miles.
The system fleet has greater than 600 stations and greater than 5,000 bikes, together with traditional and ebikes.
Membership has grown dramatically, from 1,204 unique members at inception to 26,585 energetic members presently.

“The Washington area continues to be a nationwide chief in increasing mobility choices, and Capital Bikeshare is central to that work,” stated DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “With our six companion jurisdictions, we sit up for one other 10 years and past of continuous to offer transportation choices to residents, guests and commuters throughout the area.”

This 10-year milestone comes simply months after Capital Bikeshare introduced the roll out of its fleet of dockless ebikes with pedal-assist know-how. By boosting riders’ personal pedal energy, ebikes assist riders make longer journeys with ease. DDOT, together with its six companion jurisdictions and Capital Bikeshare, plan to broaden bikeshare entry within the Metropolitan DC area, with 80 new stations scheduled to be put in into early 2021, within the District, Arlington, and Alexandria.

Enhancing entry and lowering boundaries to biking via is core to the work of the Capital Bikeshare system. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public well being emergency, Capital Bikeshare helped Metropolitan DC space important staff–together with these within the healthcare, meals service, and meals retailer industries–achieve entry to transportation with a free 30-day membership via the Important Staff Program. Earlier this 12 months, the companion jurisdictions launched Capital Bikeshare for All, an enlargement of the Neighborhood Companions Program, which permits people who qualify for sure state or federal help packages to take pleasure in all the advantages of bikeshare for simply $5 a 12 months.

For extra details about find out how to register for a free trip, please go to capitalbikeshare.com.”


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