Contact:Shannon Whalen-McDaniel (703) 228.3685 (Arlington County)John Lisle (202) 671-2004 (DDOT)April 11, 2011Arlington County Rolls into Spring with New Capital Bikeshare Stations €¢ Successful Program Expands to Rosslyn, Courthouse €¢ Four new stations operational April 13 €¢ 30 stations, 200 bikes to be added overall in 2011ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County will add four new Capital Bikeshare stations this week, making it even easier for regional bicyclists to move throughout the bustling Rosslyn and Courthouse areas. The stations are part of a phased expansion in 2011 that will add 30 stations and approximately 200 bikes to the overall system. Capital Bikeshare, launched in 2010 in partnership with Washington D.C., allows anyone to take a bike, ride it for a period of time, and return it to any station in the system.The four stations are located where they will expand transit options, enhance tourism and provide greater convenience for bicyclists. They include: €¢ North Lynn Street and 19th Street in Rosslyn €¢ Wilson Boulevard and North Fort Myer Drive in Rosslyn €¢ North Pierce Street and Clarendon Boulevard in Rosslyn €¢ 15th Street and North Uhle Street in CourthouseNew stations provide better connectionsThe new locations also provide better connections to existing Capital Bikeshare stations in Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard via the Mount Vernon Trail and Georgetown, as well as other areas of the District via the bike and pedestrian path across Key Bridge. In its first six months of operation, Capital Bikeshare has registered   approximately 250,000 trips. The District will add 25 new Capital Bikeshare stations later this year.”Capital Bikeshare is an integral part of Arlington’s commitment to cycling and to providing transportation options,” said County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman. “Bringing the red bikes to the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor this year will make cycling more convenient for Metro area commuters, and will offer our community another car-free, healthy transportation choice.”Arlington County is nationally recognized as a silver level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Arlington’s bike network is extensive, featuring 50 miles of shared-use off-street trails, 31 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and 78 miles of on-street routes. Cycling is a popular transportation option in Arlington, one of many that make a car-free lifestyle feasible.BikeArlington will celebrate the new stations and Earth Day on April 22nd with a week-long scavenger hunt based around the new Capital Bikeshare stations from April 18th to the 24th. For more information, visit www.BikeArlington.com.Capital Bikeshare is a bikesharing program developed through a partnership between the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. Capital Bikeshare offers four different membership options, Annual ($75), Monthly ($25), 5-Day ($15) and 24-hour ($5) for access to a fleet of 1,100 bicycles located at over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. For more information about Capital Bikeshare or to become a member, visitwww.CapitalBikeshare.com.

New Capital Bikeshare Stations Coming To Rosslyn & Courthouse This Week — Motivate

New Capital Bikeshare Stations Coming To Rosslyn & Courthouse This Week

Contact:Shannon Whalen-McDaniel (703) 228.3685 (Arlington County)John Lisle (202) 671-2004 (DDOT)April 11, 2011Arlington County Rolls into Spring with New Capital Bikeshare Stations €¢ Successful Program Expands to Rosslyn, Courthouse €¢ Four new stations operational April 13 €¢ 30 stations, 200 bikes to be added overall in 2011ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County will add four new Capital Bikeshare stations this week, making it even easier for regional bicyclists to move throughout the bustling Rosslyn and Courthouse areas. The stations are part of a phased expansion in 2011 that will add 30 stations and approximately 200 bikes to the overall system. Capital Bikeshare, launched in 2010 in partnership with Washington D.C., allows anyone to take a bike, ride it for a period of time, and return it to any station in the system.The four stations are located where they will expand transit options, enhance tourism and provide greater convenience for bicyclists. They include: €¢ North Lynn Street and 19th Street in Rosslyn €¢ Wilson Boulevard and North Fort Myer Drive in Rosslyn €¢ North Pierce Street and Clarendon Boulevard in Rosslyn €¢ 15th Street and North Uhle Street in CourthouseNew stations provide better connectionsThe new locations also provide better connections to existing Capital Bikeshare stations in Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard via the Mount Vernon Trail and Georgetown, as well as other areas of the District via the bike and pedestrian path across Key Bridge. In its first six months of operation, Capital Bikeshare has registered   approximately 250,000 trips. The District will add 25 new Capital Bikeshare stations later this year.”Capital Bikeshare is an integral part of Arlington’s commitment to cycling and to providing transportation options,” said County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman. “Bringing the red bikes to the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor this year will make cycling more convenient for Metro area commuters, and will offer our community another car-free, healthy transportation choice.”Arlington County is nationally recognized as a silver level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Arlington’s bike network is extensive, featuring 50 miles of shared-use off-street trails, 31 miles of bike lanes and sharrows and 78 miles of on-street routes. Cycling is a popular transportation option in Arlington, one of many that make a car-free lifestyle feasible.BikeArlington will celebrate the new stations and Earth Day on April 22nd with a week-long scavenger hunt based around the new Capital Bikeshare stations from April 18th to the 24th. For more information, visit www.BikeArlington.com.Capital Bikeshare is a bikesharing program developed through a partnership between the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. Capital Bikeshare offers four different membership options, Annual ($75), Monthly ($25), 5-Day ($15) and 24-hour ($5) for access to a fleet of 1,100 bicycles located at over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. For more information about Capital Bikeshare or to become a member, visitwww.CapitalBikeshare.com.