WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Popular Bikeshare Program Expands In D.C.

Play associated audio
City officials present the new Capital Bikeshare docking station at the Wilson Building.
Patrick Madden
City officials present the new Capital Bikeshare docking station at the Wilson Building.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray donned a helmet and hopped on one of the ubiquitous red and orange bicycles after officially opening up the new station Wednesday.

"Our challenge now is to keep up with the demand and the Wilson Building station is just the start of continuing to expand this effort," Gray announced at the press conference.

Demand for the bikes exploded earlier in April when an online coupon company offered a very cheap deal to join, and membership practically doubled overnight to 10,000.

Five of the new docking stations will be outside Metro stations in downtown D.C. The exact locations of another 25 stations are still being worked out.

The District's Department of Transportation has a map of the proposed locations and wants riders to chime in.

NPR

'Weiner' Offers A Riveting, Close-Up View Of A Scandal In Progress

In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
NPR

Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
NPR

Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.
NPR

Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

Leave a Comment

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