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Popular Bikeshare Program Expands In D.C.

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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.


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