Bike Station Hints At Future Of Public Transportation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Bike Station Hints At Future Of Public Transportation

Play associated audio

Washingtonians now have more options to bike their way around the Metro area. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty cuts the ribbon on a $4 million facility outside Union Station called the Bikestaion. It's a glass and steel structure that can house more than 130 bikes. It's meant to make biking more convenient for riders.

Gabe Klein heads the city's transportation department. He says the city plans to treat bike riding as its own transit system. "If you study Paris, Montreal, where they put in a critical mass of bikes and bike facilities as well, the uptake is just through the roof,' says Klein. "So it goes from being a secondary mode, as people typically think of cycling, to potentially a primary mode."

Daily users pay $2 to park inside the Bikestation while annual members have 24/7 access using a pass key.

Mana Rabiee reports...

NPR

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.