Number of Bikeshare Users Continues To Grow | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Number of Bikeshare Users Continues To Grow

Capital Bikeshare has 175 stations around the D.C. region.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8822495@N08/5397684472/
Capital Bikeshare has 175 stations around the D.C. region.

Capital Bikeshare has more members who use the service as a part of their everyday lives than any other bike share system in the country, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The District's bike share system allows customers to pick up a bike at any of its 175 stations and use it for commuting, errands or anything else. In just four years the number of year-round users has grown to over 19,000.

Monica Hernandez, a spokesperson for the D.C. Department of Transportation, says the program's success is largely due to strategic planning.

"The ease of using the system and the accessibility have been the key elements behind the high numbers of membership," she says.

She also points to the Bikeshare's growth.

"It has a lot to do with the fact that we've been able to continue to expand the system," she says. "Not only in the District, but now we have stations located in Alexandria."

While Capital Bikeshare came in first for year-round members, Miami Beach's bike share system had over 3 times as many short-term users.

NPR

Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film.
NPR

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.
NPR

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.
NPR

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

Leave a Comment

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