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Georgetown May Get Two New Bikeshare Stations

Latest proposed expansion of Capital Bikeshare includes two new docks in Georgetown.

Georgetown could get two more Capital Bikeshare stations in the new year, according to a proposed expansion list released by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Monday. DC currently has 138 bikeshare stations.

The new Georgetown stations are proposed for 34th and Water Streets NW and the east side of Wisconsin Avenue and O Street NW. The two additional stations would bring Georgetown's total to seven.

“These new locations will mean a 40 percent increase in the number of CaBi stations in DC,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy in a press release.  “Combined with new stations in Arlington, Alexandria and soon in Montgomery County, we’re building a robust and truly regional system.”

The new stations will be installed between January and March 2013.

According to the press release, DDOT chose its list of 54 new station locations from a longer list of 78 locations suggested by the public since the system first launched over two years ago.

New locations were chosen based on factors like "population density, employment density, bike-to-work rate, proximity to metro, and proximity to other Bikeshare stations," according to DDOT.

“We need to balance the desire to expand into new areas with the need for more docks and bikes in existing areas, particularly downtown, where demand is heaviest,” said Chris Holben, DDOT Project Manager for Capital Bikeshare, in a press release. “Basically, for every ‘expansion’ station we also need more spaces downtown to keep up with demand.”

You can look at a map of all the existing and proposed stations here.

The list is available for public comment through Jan. 15. To do so you may email ddot.bikeshare@dc.gov.

 

First Round

 

1

18th Street and Wyoming Avenue

NW

2

11th Street and M Street

NW

3

14th Street and Clifton Street/ Boys and Girls Club

NW

4

15th Street and Euclid Street

NW

5

20th Street and Virginia Avenue

NW

6

Ellington Bridge, SE corner

NW

7

Elm Street and 2nd Street (LeDroit Park)

NW

8

New Jersey Avenue and R Street

NW

9

Hiatt Place between Park and Irving

NW

10

13th Street and U Street

NW

11

17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue/JHU

NW

12

5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue

NW

13

8th Street and D Street

NW

14

11th Street and Florida Avenue

NW

15

11th Street and K Street

NW

16

L'Enfant Plaza at Independence Ave

SW

17

11th Street and F Street

NW

18

23rd Street and W.H.O.

NW

19

Constitution Ave and 21st Street

NW

20

34th Street and Water Street

NW

21

Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues

NW

22

Connecticut Ave and Albemarle St

NW

23

O Street and Wisconsin Ave (east)

NW

24

Wisconsin Ave and Fessenden St

NW

25

Wisconsin Ave and Veazy Street

NW

26

14th Street and Upshur Street

NW

27

14th Street and Colorado Avenue

NW

28

5th Street and Kennedy Street

NW

29

Georgia Ave and Decatur Street

NW

30

V Street and Rhode Island Ave at Summit Place

NE

31

2nd Street and M Street

NE

32

Hamlin Street and 7th Street

NE

33

12th Street and Irving Street

NE

34

Neal Street and Trinidad Avenue

NE

35

Rhode Island Ave Metro entrance

NE

36

18th Street and Rhode Island Ave

NE

37

8th Street and F Street

NE

38

Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd Street

SE

39

8th Street and East Capitol Street

NE

40

15th Street and East Capitol Street

NE

41

Independence and Washington/HHS

SW

42

Constitution Ave and 2nd St/DOL

NW

43

6th Street and Indiana Avenue

NW

44

New Jersey Avenue and D Street

SE

45

15th St, F St and Tennessee Ave

NE

46

9th Street and M Street

SE

47

Tingey Street and 3rd Street

SE

48

Deanwood Rec Center and Library

NE

49

Burroughs Avenue and 49th Street

NE

50

Burroughs Ave and Minnesota Ave

NE

51

Minnesota/34th Street and Ely Place

SE

52

Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road

SE

53

MLK, Jr. Ave and Alabama Ave

SE

54

MLK, Jr. Ave and Pleasant Street

SE

Jacques December 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Love the O Street one, think that Water Street is less for Georgetowners and more for people using the Capital Crescent Trail. Would love to see stations near Rose Park, Georgetown Public Library, Volta Park, and GU Hospital in future expansion rounds. Also more investment from GU in working to get more stations on/near campus, which would improve the network for all in the neighborhood.
Shaun Courtney December 18, 2012 at 06:12 PM
A station near Rose Park, on either side of the bridge from Dupont, would make a world of sense. As would the library suggestion. I'll have to ask GU what/if any plans they have to press for more Bikeshare near campus. Thanks for your thoughts! -Shaun
Claudia December 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I live at 27th and Q Streets NW and am disappointed that there continues to be a hole in this area, which fits so many of DDOT's factors, including high population with a number of apartment building and proximity to other Bikeshare stations. For example, the earlier proposed spot at Rock Creek and P Street would have been a great addition.

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