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New Bikeshare Station Comes to Clarendon

by ARLnow.com — November 23, 2011 at 10:50 am 2,177 19 Comments

Update at 11:25 a.m. — Readers report that a station was installed at Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street last night.

A new Capital Bikeshare station was installed in Clarendon this morning, according to a tipster.

The station was installed at the corner of Clarendon Boulevard and N. Fillmore Street, near the Cheesecake Factory.

The station joins two other recently-install stations in the Clarendon-Courthouse area: next to Walgreen’s at Wilson Boulevard and N. Edgewood Street and next to California Tortilla at Wilson Boulevard and N. Uhle Street. Additional planned station installations this month include Wilson Boulevard and N. Franklin Street (next to Java Shack), Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street (next to Clarendon Metro) and Fairfax Drive and Wilson Boulevard (next to Northside Social).

Photo courtesy Lowell Perry

  • http://www.exactcom.com.au/proofs/KombiPics/Wrecks/bayBushOvergrown.jpg Overgrown Bush

    Who do I report that sign on the sidewalk to?

    • Tre

      Clearly a rookie sign reporter

  • ontarioroader

    The station at Wilson & Highland was also installed yesterday.

  • Swag

    “Additional planned station installations this month include Wilson Boulevard and N. Franklin Street (next to Java Shack)”

    So that’s why they rearranged the shrubs by the bank… Was watching them do it outside my window last week and couldn’t figure out why.

  • Richard Cranium

    I’ll bet those bikes have automatic transmissions.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      LOL!

    • charlie

      i think they are actually manual. you should be thrilled.

      wait til someone tries to bike from Rosslyn to Court House. I think all “taverns” should be required to have showers during summer months.

      of course Arlington will have the same problem as DC — everyone rides from Woodley Park/Dupont down to M Street but no one takes the bikes back UP THE HILL. I predict: TONS of bikes in Rosslyn that will then get TRUCKED (think diesel and low mileage and smelly and idling) back up to Clarendon and Ballston.

      • Fairfaxite

        I biked Union Station to Courthouse this afternoon — straight up the hill from Rosslyn, in fact. The hill isn’t easy on those heavy Bikeshare bikes, but it’s not unmanageable in low gear, either.

      • LVGuy

        probably. But I’ve seen those trucks and they aren’t that big and smelly.

        • ontarioroader

          They use Mercedes Sprinter vans that have a fairly advanced emissions control/catalytic reduction system and get around 25mpg.

  • BerryBerryCold

    Looks like the Mexican Lime sign is up on the building – how long until they open?

  • marie

    Has capital bike share ever thought of letting bikes be checked out for longer minimums if you check out a bike from a popular location and bike it to a less popular location?

    • SomeGuy

      Marie, over the summer I think they ran a program/contest that incentivized checkouts that helped to spread the bikes out a little. However, I have not heard of your specific approach.

      You should send an email suggesting it. The one time I wrote to the CaBi folks about something, I did get a response, so I suspect you will too.

  • CrystalMikey

    When is Donaldson Run getting a station?

    • Hattie McDaniel

      Do they have pontoon bikes?

      • BlueSkies

        Kayaks.

  • bemused bystander

    Wonderful — now everyone can pedal between bars. What about some stations for people who live nearby and would like to pedal to and from Clarendon, not just up and down Wilson Blvd?

  • sue

    do they cover those bikes in the winter? They are out in the elements. I imagine that will cause them to wear down faster.

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