Posts Tagged ‘Capital Bikeshare’

District Line Daily: Arts District Anacostia

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In this week's hard-copy Washington City Paper, available today all over: Anacostia could be an arts district. [...]

Capital Bikeshare Riders: Younger, Whiter, More Male than D.C. Average

Capital Bikeshare is out with a new survey of its users, and things are pretty rosy in the world of the bike-sharing service. Users are opting more for Bikeshare trips over other forms of transportation, and their most serious concern seems to be getting more stops.
Bikeshare members think that a Bikeshare membership means a big [...]

District Line Daily: You Got (Pre-)Schooled

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Pick up a print copy of Washington City Paper today and feast your eyes on this [...]

Washington Times Columnist Forgets That He Hates Capital Bikeshare

Last May, noted red-hunter and Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt took on the communist roots of the Capital Bikeshare, describing his neighborhood station as "broken-down socialism."
"The bikes are shaped like the old-timey 'girl bikes' without the crossbar," Hurt wrote. "Making them suitable for un-liberated women in skirts as well as these so-called 'metrosexual' [...]

Capital Bikeshare Won’t Guarantee Post-Inauguration Bikes

It may be the best bike-share program in the country, but not even Capital Bikeshare can stand up to the inauguration. In an email to customers today, Bikeshare blamed traffic restrictions and security requirements for a whole host of problems hopeful Bikeshare users will face around the Mall over the next week.
Starting this Wednesday, Bikeshare [...]

District Line Daily: Gay Marriage at the National Cathedral

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Sign of the times: AP reports that the National Cathedral is set to announce today that [...]

Capital Bikeshare Trips, Visualized

Capital Bikeshare is the best bike-sharing system, ever. But where are all those bikes going? A new data visualization map from Mobility Lab offers some answers.
The map, which uses data from Capital Bikeshare's third quarter of 2012, draws lines between a station and where its bikes most frequently end up. The Massachusetts Avenue NW station [...]

The Needle: Scared to Death

Played Off: Pigskins team orthopedist James Andrews says he never cleared quarterback Robert Griffin III to go back into yesterday's Seahawks game. Andrews was "scared to death" that Griffin was still playing, according to USA Today. -10 (-5 for Pigskins loss, -5 for RGIII injury)
Mercurial Host: RGIII's success this season had team owner Dan Snyder [...]

The Needle: Closing Times

Layoffs Held Off: Layoffs that Fishbowl D.C. reports could eliminate a quarter of the Washington Times' staff are being delayed until January, either because of incompetent management or the CEO's wife's broken leg. Meanwhile, Times staffer Emily Miller accepted a $90 gift from Chairman Phil Mendelson. -2
Aloha: Goodbye to Daniel Inouye, Hawaiian senator and really [...]

The Needle: Bikeshare Shortage

New Stations Delayed: Is Capital Bikeshare a victim of its own success? Demand from other cities, along with technical and financial difficulties for the company that makes the stations, means that the city is having trouble meeting its goal of 54 new stations. -2
Weather Worries: At a record-breaking 71 degrees, the weather has gone from [...]

Transportation Returns: Taxi Surcharge Expiring, Bikeshare and Car2Go Reopen

We can move again! With the remains of Hurricane Sandy turning into what amounts to a heavy drizzle, D.C.'s transportation services are reopening. Metro already announced that service is being restored at low levels at 2 p.m., while car-sharing service Car2Go, which closed at 7 p.m., started renting again at 10 a.m.
Capital Bikeshare is set [...]

Not Even Bikeshare Can Stand Up to Sandy

There's one more name to add to the ever-growing list of city services that are closed tomorrow: Capital Bikeshare. In an email to users earlier tonight, the program announced that it will stop allowing rentals early Monday morning.
"Due to the expected severe weather, Capital Bikeshare will be closing temporarily starting at 1am [...]

Capital Bikeshare Tops Other Cities in Users

As the frequent dock-blocking at its stations makes clear, there are a lot of Capital Bikeshare users. So many that the program had more annual users than other U.S. city's bike-sharing programs studied in February, Greater Greater Washington discovered.
Washington leads the pack with 19,200 annual members, dwarfing second-place Boston, with 3,600 annual users, and third-place [...]

Capital Bikeshare, Unsurprisingly, Gets People to Buy Their Own Bikes

File under logical conclusions: Capital Bikeshare has encouraged at least a handful of people to buy their own bikes. Transportation Nation has a whole bunch of warm- and fuzzy-sounding anecdotal evidence that the system—which encourages casual, utilitarian cycling but also has its share of inconveniences—has nudged users to become proud [...]

Ads Coming to Bikeshare

Good news for libertarians who think Capital Bikeshare relies too much government money: The District's Department of Transportation is looking for a company to sell ads at the District's Bikeshare stops.
The ads will go on the map panels at 128 of the stations in the District (the other four are on Park Service property). According [...]

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