Arlington’s First Capital Bikeshare Station Being Installed

by ARLnow.com August 31, 2010 at 9:09 am 1,982 3 Comments

Arlington’s first Capital Bikeshare station is scheduled to be installed this morning in Crystal City. The station will be installed at 27th Street and Crystal Drive, with another station set to be installed at 18th and Bell Streets immediately afterward.

The Capital Bikeshare system will feature 1,100 specially-designed bikes that visitors or commuters can rent. Mechanics have started assembling the bikes in a local warehouse.

“History in the making,” said Crystal City Business Improvement District President Angela Fox on today’s installation.

Photo via CommuterPage blog.

  • Sophia

    Now they need to come to Alexandria (King St metro pls)

  • MB

    Sophia – and anyone else who wants to see Capital Bikeshare stations in his or her neighborhood – please let your local elected officials *and* business improvement districts/civic associations know that this is a transportation option you’d use. It’s a (relatively) new approach, and lots of folks just assume that the power to influence these decisions is beyond them. It’s not.

  • I already joined. Right now I’m waiting for the package with the “goodies” that will enable me to use the bikes to arrive. Definitely Shirlington needs a bikeshare with all the fabulous trails we have. In the meantime, I will definitely enjoy riding in Crystal City.


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