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(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, December 5, representatives from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the U.S. Department of State celebrated the installation of a new Capital Bikeshare station at 22nd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, next to the Harry S Truman Building in Foggy Bottom.
The ribbon cutting promoted the expansion of sustainable transportation choices available to employees at the State Department as well as the continued growth of the Capital Bikeshare system in the District of Columbia.
“The growth of the Capital Bikeshare system is the best evidence of the tremendous resource this program has become for the District of Columbia and the region,” said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “Its effectiveness is even greater when we have partners like the State Department embracing and promoting the program as a viable transportation option for its employees.”
The new 23-dock station is part of the growing network of 429 Capital Bikeshare locations in the national capital region. The system recently surpassed 15 million trips taken since its launch in September 2010.
“We are extremely appreciative of the District of Columbia’s efforts to help our employees adopt bicycling and other alternative transit options,” said Landon Van Dyke, Senior Advisor for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability for the U.S. Department of State. “As a D.C.-based agency, the State Department works to leverage its operational and employee needs to help support the city in meeting its clean air and sustainability goals.”
Expansion of the Capital Bikeshare program in the District improves the options available for residents, commuters and visitors at a critical time. Since its introduction at the beginning of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s SafeTrack maintenance campaign, Capital Bikeshare users have purchased more than 190,000 $2 Single-Trip Fares. As the area’s transportation needs grow, Capital Bikeshare will continue to play an important role in the regional transportation network.
For more information on Capital Bikeshare, please visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.
The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.
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