Eight New Capital Bikeshare Stations Added in Pike District

Eight new Capital Bikeshare stations added in the Pike District area! This was a call for a ceremony that included Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Director Al Roshdieh, and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Assistant Secretary Charles Glass. During the ceremony Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said "Here in the Pike District and nearby, we are celebrating eight, new, Capital Bikeshare stations," and "These stations offer more options for residents and workers to commute between their home and workplace to the Red Line – and, to visit local stores and restaurants without getting in a car." This marks the ninth Metro station area in Montgomery County that has received Capital Bikeshare stations.


Currently the Capital Bikeshare program has nearly 500 bike stations spread all across the D.M.V. with stations as far north as Rockville, Maryland, and as far west as Reston, Virginia. The Capital Bikeshare program was created as an alternative method of transportation for Washington D.C. with the idea of being ideal for short rides and one way trips. The Capital Bikeshare program also states that it is a great way to have fun with friends, get exercise while traveling, and go green by not emitting pollutants that other modes of transportation make. The capital Bikeshare program offers three different fares. 2 dollars for a single trip under 30 minutes (trips over 30 minutes are susceptible to extra fees), 8 dollars for a 24 hour day pass, and 85 dollars for an annual membership with the Capital Bikeshare program.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018