Tag Archives: bicycling

Capital Bikeshare’s record ridership day


Since the infusion of thousands of new members and renewals from a half-price deal offered on Living Social, Capital Bikeshare has been on a roll. Consider: Sunday was the system’s highest ridership day ever: 4,197 trips. During the warm weather … Continue reading

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Is Capital Bikeshare worth it?


Capital Bikeshare, D.C.’s bike-sharing system, has not changed my life, though it is pretty sweet. But is it worth the paltry $75 a year? I joined 45 days ago and have taken 27 total rides. My workplace is not within … Continue reading

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In Capital’s sparse station areas, no one feeling need to Bikeshare


Greater Greater Washington, the blog of all D.C. area urbanist blogs, has been writing about the new Capital Bikeshare extensively. The latest issue: The kerfuffle over the Lincoln Park station’s installation, which has been blocked. Quite the scene at a … Continue reading

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Where is my BikeShare station?


Myself and thousands of other people unwilling to become early adopters will probably wait out the Capital Bikeshare launch to see its utility in action. My home station, at Eastern Market Metro, has yet to be installed. I have faith … Continue reading

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Abandoned bikes in D.C. I take it all back


Two weeks ago, a mangled bike outside my house was tagged as “abandonded.” I interpreted that as abandoned. The city said within 10 days the bike would be removed. Well, it’s still there. Considering it took two weeks to get … Continue reading

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Pleasant surprise: D.C. doing something about abandoned bikes


When I first landed in College Park as a freshman, one of the first things I noticed was the dozens of amputated bikes still locked up where they were dismembered. The bicycles had tires smashed, chains, seats stolen and all … Continue reading

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