Capital Bikeshare

Washington D.C.

D.C.'s Ambitious Bike Infrastructure Plans

The District of Columbia plans to install ten miles of protected bike lanes this year, among other improvements including additional bike parking and more e-bikes for the Capital Bikeshare fleet.

February 7, 2022 - The Washington Post

Capitol Hill

Capital Bikeshare Reinstalls White House Station

The station on the White House grounds has been reinstated as part of Capital Bikeshare's push to expand the network by dozens of new stations by the end of the year.

October 6, 2021 - The Washington Post

Electric Scooter Share

D.C. Plans More Regulations for Micromobility Operators

Operators are pushing back against new proposed rules that some say could 'kneecap' the District's micromobility industry.

September 16, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Multi-Modalism

How E-Scooters Can Complement Public Transit

With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.

April 8, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Capital Bikeshare

D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare Turns 10

D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its 10th birthday today, September 20.

September 20, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Capitol Hill

People of Color in D.C. Prefer Dockless Bike Share

A new study confirms that dockless bike share has proven more successful in reaching a more diverse population in D.C. than the more traditional bike share system, Capital Bikshare.

November 20, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

I-66 Virginia

Express Lanes Toll Revenue Benefits Bus Riders, Carpoolers, and Bike Riders

The new 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway made headlines when one-way tolls topped $40. Max Smith of WTOP News reports how revenues are used in Northern Virginia. Bus transit and shuttles to park-and-ride lots are two of the biggest beneficiaries.

May 6, 2018 - WTOP

Grid Bike Share

On the Pitfalls of Dockless Bikeshare

App-driven bikeshare, without the station, has been spreading rapidly, especially in China. But the system comes with its share of problems, including its own version of the tragedy of the commons.

November 14, 2017 - The Guardian

Capital Bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare Coming to the Nation's Capital

Bikeshare has been a breeze, for the most part, in Washington, D.C. But the District Department of Transportation is making room for innovation anyways.

September 6, 2017 - WAMU

Bicyclists White House

Capital Bikeshare Station MIA from the White House

An observant D.C. resident first noticed that a "secret" Capital Bikeshare station is no longer present on the White House grounds.

August 17, 2017 - Washingtonian

Biketown, Portland, Bike Share

Are Bikeshare Programs Successful?

Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."

December 6, 2016 - Outside

'Community Partners Program' Offers $5 Memberships for Capital Bikeshare

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.

April 15, 2016 - DCist

How Bikeshare Replaced Trains on the Day Metrorail Shut Down

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.

April 12, 2016 - Mobility Lab

Barcelona Bikeshare

Do Bikeshare Users Wear Helmets?

Bicycle sharing has exploded in popularity across the United States. Importantly, bikeshare users are likely to wear bicycle helmets while ride.

November 9, 2015 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

Capital Bikeshare

Study: Capital Bikeshare Reduces Congestion

A new study finds evidence of a causal link between bikeshare and congestion in Washington, D.C.

August 26, 2015 - Resources for the Future

Capital Bikeshare Expanding to High-Profile Locations

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.

July 26, 2015 - The Washington Post

Diversity Trending the Wrong Direction for D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare

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.

April 30, 2015 - The Washington Post

Portland Parklet

The Economic Case for Converting Parking to Parklets

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.

March 25, 2015 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Tracking the Growth of U.S. Bikeshare Systems

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.

February 12, 2015 - Greater Greater Washington

Capital Bikeshare Exceeds Ridership Expectations in Montgomery County

The Capital Bikeshare system's push into the suburbs of Maryland surged back from an initial slow start.

January 31, 2015 - The Washington Post

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