Bikeshare Development Plan
The DC Department of Transportation issued a press release on October 6th with the Bikeshare Development Plan for public feedback (see below). The comment period is open until November 15, 2015. The scenario recommended would add 99 stations throughout the city and expand a dozen others in core areas downtown and in high-density neighborhoods over the next three years.
Trinidad and Carver Langston would be slated, under the proposed scenario, for new stations in 2018. This would complement the one station we have in Trinidad located outside the Joe Cole Recreation Center on Neal Street.
The report is worth a glance if you are a Bikeshare user or are interested in transit options and equitable access to resources.
DDOT Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, (202) 671-5124; firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624, email@example.com
DDOT’s Draft Bikeshare Development Plan Released for Public Feedback
Public comment period open through November 15
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today released a draft of its first ever Bikeshare Development Plan for public feedback. The draft plan establishes a set of goals, measures, expansion plans, and financial projections for the next six years for the District of Columbia’s portion of the Capital Bikeshare program.
Under the proposed plan, Capital Bikeshare in the District would expand by 99 stations over the next three years, doubling the number of stations east of the Anacostia River. By 2018, approximately 65 percent of residents, 90 percent of jobs, and 97 percent of all transit entry and exit points in the District would be within a quarter mile walk of a bikeshare station.
The Capital Bikeshare program is a partnership between the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, Maryland; Arlington County, Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia.
DDOT is soliciting feedback on the draft Bikeshare Development Plan, and anyone can comment on this webpage, http://dcforms.dc.gov/webform/capital-bike-share-form, until November 15, 2015.
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Michelle B. Phipps-Evans | Communications Specialist
District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
O 202-671-0624 | C 202-497-0124 | E firstname.lastname@example.org