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Montgomery County Announces Capital Bikeshare Expansion Plans

There are currently 1,650 bikes available at 175 stations—but none are yet in Maryland.
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There are currently 1,650 bikes available at 175 stations—but none are yet in Maryland.

Capital Bikeshare has been a huge hit for commuters and cyclist in D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, but up until now, the Maryland suburbs have largely been left out of the popular bike-sharing program. By this summer, that will change.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has announced that it will expand Capital Bikeshare to various sites by this summer, including Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Life Sciences Center, Rockville, Shady Grove, Silver Spring, and Takoma Park.

All told, the downcounty sites will be located along Metro lines heading east and west out of D.C. and will get 250 bikes at 30 stations, while sites further into Montgomery County will get 250 bikes at 21 stations. Those stations will be used as part of a pilot program to see how bike-sharing works for low-income workers and students in suburban areas like Rockville and Shady Grove. (See a map of the proposed stations here.)

Capital Bikeshare currently has over 1,650 bikes serving 22,000 members at 175 stations, though none of those are in Maryland.

County officials have planned three public meetings on the expansion: Monday, June 24 from 7-9 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Floor, Bethesda); Tuesday, June 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Fire Station 1 (8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, Silver Spring); and Wednesday, June 26 the Life Sciences Center's auditorium (101 Monroe St., Rockville).

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