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Bikeshare Approved By Alexandria City Council

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Capital Bikeshare already enjoys considerable success in its one year of operation in Arlington and D.C., and will soon be expanding to Alexandria.
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Capital Bikeshare already enjoys considerable success in its one year of operation in Arlington and D.C., and will soon be expanding to Alexandria.

On Tuesday, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to authorize the extension of the Capital Bikeshare program to the city. The program will start off small with a pilot program, featuring six stations and 54 bicycles placed in the Old Town and Carlyle areas.

Federal grant money will pay for most of the estimated $400,000 this will cost.

Officials expect the program to be up and running by the spring or summer of 2012, and if the program proves successful, the city can explore the option of expanding to other areas.

The District and Arlington County are already in the program, maintaining a fleet of 1,100 bikes.

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