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Bikeshare Plans to Bring New, Bigger Stations to Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan — October 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0

Capital Bikeshare station

Red Capital Bikeshare bicycles may become even more common in the Capitol Hill area as the District Department of Transportation looks to add 99 new docking locations and expand some existing stations during the next three years.

A plan released by DDOT Tuesday aims to expand Bikeshare to underserved locations and increase service in areas where the bicycle sharing program is already popular.

Much of the area near the U.S. Capitol is within Bikeshare’s “core” area, where riders are more common. In the next year, DDOT is looking to expand some stations in the core area while also adding some stations on the eastern side of Capitol Hill, as well as Navy Yard and Southwest.

The plan calls for stations to go up in the next year on the H Street corridor and near Nationals Park. During the next two years, DDOT plans to add about five additional stations on Capitol Hill, one in Navy Yard and three in Southwest. The agency already has identified locations for some of the stations it intends to add in the next year, as well as 21 stations intends to expand.

In the Capitol Hill area, stations are set to get more bicycles at:

  • Eastern Market Metro station, which will bring on eight more bicycles.
  • H and 3rd streets NE, which will add four more bicycles.

The plan also calls for new stations in 2016 to go in at:

  • New Jersey Avenue and L Street NW.
  • New Jersey Avenue and D Street SE.
  • 901 D St. NE.

DDOT is seeking public input before finalizing the plan. Locals can comment online until Nov. 15.

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