More People Biking To Metro Means A Need For More Bike Racks | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

More People Biking To Metro Means A Need For More Bike Racks

Play associated audio
Bikes locked up at the Dupont Circle Metro station. Metro saw a 3 percent rise in people biking to Metro last year, and now is looking at ways to provide more bike parking at heavilytrafficked stations.
M.V. Jantzen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/4335059016/)
Bikes locked up at the Dupont Circle Metro station. Metro saw a 3 percent rise in people biking to Metro last year, and now is looking at ways to provide more bike parking at heavilytrafficked stations.

More people are taking two-wheeled transportation to get to Metro stations, according to the transit agency's most recent bicycle census. Bike parking at stations is up three percent from last year, the census shows.

Metro wants to triple the number of users riding to stations by 2020. But to do that, the transit agency needs add more bicycle parking.

"We're still finding that in some places we have more bikes than racks, so the next steps are to look how we can address that undersupply issue," says Kristin Haldeman, a planning manager at Metro. "Sometime that space is constrained, so we need to look at alternative ways to provide the parking." 

Metro wants to increase the number of people biking to stations because it's more cost effective — for both Metro and passengers — than driving, Haldeman says.

NPR

Mega-Rich Invest In Works By Living Artists

Renee Montagne talks to art sociologist and writer Sarah Thornton about how the habits of the 1 percent reverberate across the art world. She is the author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
WAMU 88.5

This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch (Rebroadcast)

We'll celebrate Thanksgiving by revisiting our annual show about food, glorious food.
NPR

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.
NPR

Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

Leave a Comment

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