Capital Bikeshare

April 15, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Community Partners Program will help Capital Bikeshare respond to concerns about the system's lack of access for low-income and minority residents.
DCist
April 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Mobility Lab has created a collection of animations and maps that show how Capital Bikesahre filled in some of the gaps for commuters when Metrorail shut down in March.
Mobility Lab
Blog post
November 9, 2015, 5am PST
Bicycle sharing has exploded in popularity across the United States. Importantly, bikeshare users are likely to wear bicycle helmets while ride.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
August 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A new study finds evidence of a causal link between bikeshare and congestion in Washington, D.C.
Resources for the Future
July 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
With 350 bikeshare stations already in its system, Capital Bikeshare announced the addition of eight new stops at high-profile locations in and around the nation's capital.
The Washington Post
April 30, 2015, 8am PDT
The diversity gap between the population of Washington, D.C. and the membership of its model bikeshare system is well established, but it's also getting worse.
The Washington Post
March 25, 2015, 8am PDT
Emily Badger of The Washington Post Wonkblog writes about a new study showing the economic benefits of converting street spaces in front of storefronts to parklets. Other options for street spaces include bike lanes, bikeshare docks, and bus lanes.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 12, 2015, 2pm PST
A post on Greater Greater Washington takes inventory of the nation's bikeshare system, finding steady growth in the number of bikshare systems in 2014, but not the explosive growth of 2013.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2015, 11am PST
The Capital Bikeshare system's push into the suburbs of Maryland surged back from an initial slow start.
The Washington Post
Feature
November 20, 2014, 6am PST
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Kimberly Lucas, bicycle program specialist for the District Department of Transportation.
Kimberly Lucas
September 13, 2014, 7am PDT
In a recent piece, Kristine Johnston reviews Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare program and its accessibility for low-income, non-white populations.
Georgetown Public Policy Review
April 23, 2014, 8am PDT
Few transportation projects have transformed D.C. as thoroughly as Capital Bikeshare. From humble beginnings in 2010 with fewer than 50 stations, there are now over three hundred stations and 2500 bikes spread across the city.
Elevation DC
March 6, 2014, 6am PST
Adrienne LaFrance surveys the bike scene in Washington D.C.—from co-ops to bikeshare programs to social groups.
The Washington Post
August 8, 2013, 9am PDT
With 174 stations in DC, and more than 200 throughout the region, Capital Bikeshare has logged almost 5 million rides since it launched in 2010. The program's immense popularity has caused some problems however, with demand often outstripping supply.
The Washington Post
June 11, 2013, 7am PDT
Real estate listings tout proximity to it, retailers want to be near it, and communities are clamoring for it; Capital Bikeshare has become an economic development tool that some think could be as potent as cars and Metro in guiding development.
The Washington Examiner
May 22, 2013, 8am PDT
What makes Capital Bikeshare, the largest such program in the U.S. with nearly 2000 bikes, a success? What are its shortcomings? Mohana Ravindranath investigates.
The Washington Post
January 8, 2013, 11am PST
Tom Vanderbilt discusses the development of D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare program - the nation’s largest, most successful bike-share service - which "was essentially born late one night, two decades ago, in a library."
July 12, 2012, 5am PDT
Martin Di Caro reports on the enthusiastic response that the bike rental program Capital Bikeshare has produced in D.C., and the significant changes it's sparked in the local culture and economy.
WAMU
April 12, 2012, 6am PDT
A recent study synthesizes Capital Bikeshare data in order to help planners assess and improve bike sharing as a viable transportation investment. As the system expands into suburban DC, this research may help predict where it can succeed.
Greater Greater Washington
March 22, 2012, 11am PDT
Katie Rogers reports on Washington D.C.'s struggles with a burgeoning bicycle culture, as incidents of accidents, harassment, and intimidation rise.
The Washington Post