Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Capital Bikeshare tour

Charlie Denney of Alta leads the group
Alta Bikeshare, Fairfax County DOT, and FABB hosted a tour of the Capital Bikeshare system today for Fairfax County officials, staff, and interested parties. Around 20 people attended including Metro Board Chair Supervisor Hudgins, Andy Clarke and Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists, Eric Gilliland, Capital Bikeshare general manager, Paul DiMaio, program manager of Arlington County’s bikeshare system, Charlie Denney of Alta Planning, representatives from the developer community, Transportation Advisory Commission, and county staff.

The group met at the bikeshare station at 18th and Bell Streets, adjacent to the Crystal City Metro Station. After a discussion of the system we visited a few stations and finished at the Pentagon City station. There are currently 14 stations in Crystal City stretching from the Pentagon City Metro Station in the north to Four Mill Run in the south. Arlington plans to add 30 stations in the Rosslyn, Courthouse, Clarendon, Virginia Square and Ballston areas. See the Capital Bikeshare website for details about the system.

There is great potential for bikesharing in the more dense, mixed use parts of Fairfax such as Reston/Herndon, Vienna, the future Tysons area, Springfield, and inside the beltway.



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