DC Bikeshare System Breaks Ridership Record

Capital Bikeshare users took over 20,000 rides on one day in March.

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April 16, 2024, 5:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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Washington, D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare broke multiple records last month, according to an article by Andie Vigliotti in DC News Now, including a single-day ridership record.

The system saw over 20,000 rides on March 16, up from a previous record of roughly 19,000 set last October. “Compared to other major metropolitan cities with bike sharing systems, D.C. ranked third in ridership, only behind Chicago by just 1 million rides, according to data compiled by Greater Greater Washington.”

In a proposed budget revealed on April 3, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged $3 million to support Capital Bikeshare operations, maintenance, and growth. Vigliotti calls the system’s sustained growth an encouraging step toward integrating the bikeshare system into the city’s transportation infrastructure.

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