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Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare - bikeframe with logo parked on a street in DC

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s bikesharing program, in partnership with BikeArlington, the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County is called Capital Bikeshare.

With Capital Bikeshare you can take a bicycle from approximately 440 stations across the Washington, DC, metro region and return it to any station near your destination. Check out a bike for your trip to work, Metro, run errands, go shopping, or visit friends and family. Join Capital Bikeshare for 24 hours, 3 days, 30 days, or a year, and have access to our fleet of bikes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free. Each additional 30 minutes incurs an additional fee.
The stations are solar powered and use wireless technology to allow for easy installation and adjustments.
Capital Bikeshare is the successor to DDOT's first bikesharing system called Smartbike DC, which launched in August 2008 with 10 stations and 100 bikes.

Bikeshare Development Plans

DDOT drafted a plan for the District’s portion of the Capital Bikeshare system. This plan was drafted to create goals for the program, describe measures that track progress toward goal achievement, analyze how well the system is performing, generate system expansion scenarios and financial forecasts for the near term, and recommend an expansion strategy for the next six years that best meets the goals and addresses system performance gaps.  
Read: The Final Report Below.

To inquire about proposed DC Bikeshare locations, please email [email protected]

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