Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CaBi Arrives at Waterfront Station

A 15-bike Capital Bikeshare station was installed across the street from the Waterfront-SEU Metro station today. Service on the bike sharing program, which spans 110 stations with 1,100 bikes in the District and parts of Arlington County, will begin on Monday, September 20th. There will be a total of five Capital Bikeshare stations located in Southwest - Waterfront Station; 4th Street on the National Mall; 7th & I Street near Jefferson Middle School; 12th & Independence Avenue at USDA headquarters; and 7th & C Street near L'Enfant Plaza. Check out the Capital Bikeshare website for a map of all the stations and how to sign up. I took a couple of nighttime photos of the bike share station - I'll try to get some daytime photos tomorrow. Above is a photo of the station, located at the northwest corner of 4th & M Street.


Here are instructions on how to use the bike share station. Will any of you be using Capital Bikeshare?

Update: Below is a daytime photo of the Waterfront Station Capital Bikeshare station, with bikes now docked.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suppose I would consider using it...

...when it isn't winter, raining, or night-time, and I don't feel like walking, jogging, taking the metro, or using a Zipcar.

More than anything, I am petrified at the idea of biking on D.C. streets.

Steven said...

I've signed up and I'm looking forward to biking around DC.

At one point, that station was slated for 4th and I. I sent a suggestion to move it to 4th and M (closer to the Metro, already a station at 7th and I), so I like to think that if it wasn't for me, that station would not be there. I don't know if this is true or not, but if it isn't, I think I prefer to remain in blissful ignorance of that fact.

Anonymous said...

Word up, Anonymous! I agree. I prefer living.

Anonymous said...

Probably not, I find drivers too aggressive. I support the idea, I'm just a little too old or too enrvous, or both, to brave the streets.

SAD said...

They just started this in London as well. I'm from there and went home to visit. This is a great concept. Glad to see it in the area.

Marc Elliott Levy said...

I joined, since I expect pricing to increase from $50 to $75 once they launch and I expect to use this service a lot. I miss bicycling and don't have room to get a bicycle in and out of my house everyday.