Arlington, Alexandria working on bikeshare

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Capital Land,Liz Essley

Arlington County wants to hear from the public about where to put its new Capital Bikeshare stations.

The county is planning for 30 new stations in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor over the next year, and it is asking for public comment about the proposed locations at a meeting June 27 at 7 p.m. at the county office building.

“The response to Capital Bikeshare has been tremendous,” County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman said, noting that nearby jurisdictions were now expressing interest in joining Arlington and the District in the program. “We’ve seen the kind of success it’s had in places like Paris and Montreal.”

Alexandria is one of the neighbors considering joining Bikeshare. Vice Mayor Kerry Donley said he expected the City Council to approve bikeshare in the fall, though with fewer bikes than Arlington or D.C.

“We’re a little bit more spread out than the District or Arlington, so that factor will limit our participation,” he said.

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Liz Essley

Staff Writer - Transportation
The Washington Examiner