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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.
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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.

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