Posts Tagged ‘Capital Bikeshare’

DDOT Proposes Adding 99 Capital Bikeshare Stations Over Next Few Years

Including many east of the Anacostia River

Gear Prudence: Who Gets the Last Bike at a Bikeshare Station?

There's no such thing as "closer wins."

Capital Bikeshare Plans Weekday Service Disruption

Non-members—people using credit cards to rent bikes—won't be able to rent bikes at all.

Capital Bikeshare Employees Take Steps to Unionize

New York City bikeshare workers are already unionized.

The District Gets Its 200th Capital Bikeshare Station

Happy fourth birthday, Capital Bikeshare

The Needle: Hellish Island

Hot Hot Heat: D.C. has the sixth-most intense heat island in the United States, according to a report by Climate Central. The study found that, on average, the D.C.urban area is 4.7 degrees warmer during summer than its neighboring, rural areas since 2004. -4
Child's Play: How do you get the D.C. Department of Transportation to pay attention to a [...]

District Line Daily: Police Officer Shot in Attempted Car Jacking

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Police officers are on the search for three or four men after the attempted car jacking [...]

Attention New Bikeshare Members: Capital Bikeshare Finally Has Your Keys

Since June 14, about 2,000 people have tried to become Capital Bikeshare members. Unfortunately, the program's supplier has been out of membership keys since then, which meant newly signed-up members couldn't actually use Bikeshare, unless they were willing to pay the nonmember rate for a ride.
Capital Bikeshare had originally told customers they should receive the keys by July 7, [...]

The Needle: Fact or Fiction?

Crisis Still Not Averted: It seems the Washington football team has a new plan to save its name: a website that lists "facts" explaining why the team name actually honors Native Americans. While the site is ostensibly the project of several former Pigskins players, don't take anything you read on it too seriously. Slate wrote today that Burson-Marsteller, a [...]

The Needle: Locked Out

The Key to Biking: Capital Bikeshare says that due to a shipment problem, it has run out of the keys needed for members to unlock a bike at its more than 300 stations. New keys are not expected to arrive until July 7.  -4
Tumult Tuesdays: A White House intern fainted during the press briefing today on her [...]

The Needle: No Tykes on These Bikes

Bike Regime: A Capitol Hill couple invented a seat that can easily attach to a Capital Bikeshare bike for their six-year-old daughter to sit on. The seat received a positive response from neighbors, but the bike-sharing program has reportedly issued them a cease-and-desist letter. -2
More Bacon! Minor league team the Potomac Nationals are selling 10 strips of bacon in a [...]

There Have Been 95 Reported Crashes on Capital Bikeshare Since Its Launch

Capital Bikeshare celebrated its 7 millionth trip yesterday morning, a figure that, at least statistically, could easily be accompanied by a scary number of bike crashes.
There were nearly 49,000 bike accidents nationwide in 2012—the most recent year data is available—according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That year there were 726 bike accident fatalities.
But [...]

The Needle: Fringe Advertising

Gentrification Guilt: This year's Capital Fringe festival is trying to lure people in with this zeitgest-y, all-lowercase advertisement: "has gentrifiers' guilt got you down? has watching cranes from your condo gotten boring? has throwing coins into construction pits lost its fun? seek alternative entertainment ask about capital fringe." Definitely an ad that's going to encourage the [...]

The Needle: Beware of the District

The High Life: If D.C. legalizes pot, could it turn into a city of helpless stoners? Well, no, but Emily Miller's latest column somewhat dubiously warns of the perils of marijuana, anyway. -4
Danger Zone: This Australian newspaper dubbed D.C. an international "thievery hotspot," warning tourists to beware of gangs. -3

The Needle: Blistering Biking

Cold Chasers: D.C. is full of crazies. Capital Bikeshare registered 2,338 rides during yesterday's polar vortex. That means there were a significant number of people biking in weather that felt like – 7 degrees. +2
Tuskgate: Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie gifted the District some elephant tusks during his 1954 world tour. But in August, someone apparently stole them. Whodunnit? -3