Bike valets and corrals help increase capacity at high-demand locations during peak hours when demand can overwhelm traditional rebalancing efforts. By providing staff to receive or supply bikes, we expand the capacity of each station, creating virtual “super-stations” without needing to increase the station’s physical footprint. Capital Bikeshare has long used bike corrals to manage demand at special events including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Fourth of July celebrations, and the Presidential Inauguration. They now incorporate corrals into their regular weekday operations as well. These services also double as “the face of bike share,” and our corral attendants are able to provide customer service, answer questions, and assist casual riders who have questions about accessing the network.

Bike Valet Service — Motivate

Bike Valet Service

Bike valets and corrals help increase capacity at high-demand locations during peak hours when demand can overwhelm traditional rebalancing efforts. By providing staff to receive or supply bikes, we expand the capacity of each station, creating virtual “super-stations” without needing to increase the station’s physical footprint. Capital Bikeshare has long used bike corrals to manage demand at special events including the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Fourth of July celebrations, and the Presidential Inauguration. They now incorporate corrals into their regular weekday operations as well. These services also double as “the face of bike share,” and our corral attendants are able to provide customer service, answer questions, and assist casual riders who have questions about accessing the network.