February 10, 2014
In recent years, Washington, DC has been consistently recognized as a top 10 bike friendly city in the United States by the likes of Bicycling Magazine, CNN and Walkscore.com. Additionally, DC’s Capital Bikeshare program has been a pioneer for urban bike sharing programs in the US. Although no longer the nation’s largest system after New York City launched Citi Bike in 2013, DC’s Capital Bikeshare showed American cities the benefits a well-planned bike sharing network could provide to neighborhood accessibility.
With over 2 million Bikeshare arrivals throughout DC’s many neighborhoods between July 2012 and July 2013, it is clear that our system is providing a huge benefit to residents’ transportation needs. These bikes serve many purposes from making it easier to get to your favorite restaurant to decreasing your daily commute time to making it easier to get away from the crowds after a packed Nationals game.
This month, the WDCEP presents you with a handful of the most popular Bikeshare neighborhoods based on average monthly bike arrivals. With all of these stations seeing an average of at least 7,000 arrivals per month, some saw as many as 900 arrivals per day!