(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The District Department of Transportation today announced proposed locations for 54 new Capital Bikeshare stations to be installed this winter in the District of Columbia. The list includes proposed new stations in all 8 wards of the city.
“These new locations will mean a 40% increase in the number of CaBi stations in DC,” said DDOT Director Terry Bellamy. “Combined with new stations in Arlington, Alexandria and soon in Montgomery County, we’re building a robust and truly regional system.”
There are currently 138 stations in DC, 45 in Arlington, and 8 Alexandria.
DDOT selected the 54 locations from a longer list of 78 suggested locations submitted by the public over the past 2 years. DDOT evaluated the locations using several criteria, including population density, employment density, bike-to-work rate, proximity to metro, and proximity to other Bikeshare stations. Residents also ‘voted’ for their preferences using an interactive crowdsourcing map.
The proposed stations are in a mix and new and existing bikeshare neighborhoods. “We need to balance the desire to expand into new areas with the need for more docks and bikes in existing areas, particularly downtown, where demand is heaviest.” said Chris Holben, DDOT Project Manager for Capital Bikeshare. “Basically, for every ‘expansion’ station we also need more spaces downtown to keep up with demand.”
DDOT plans to start installing new stations and bikes in January and finish in March. Locations not selected in this round of 54 will be considered for the next round. The complete list is below. You can also view the proposed locations alongside existing stations on a map at http://goo.gl/maps/UJPZs.
To comment on the list of proposed locations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2013.
1 18th Street and Wyoming Avenue NW 2 11th Street and M Street NW 3 14th Street and Clifton Street/ Boys and Girls Club NW 4 15th Street and Euclid Street NW 5 20th Street and Virginia Avenue NW 6 Ellington Bridge, SE corner NW 7 Elm Street and 2nd Street (LeDroit Park) NW 8 New Jersey Avenue and R Street NW 9 Hiatt Place between Park and Irving NW 10 13th Street and U Street NW 11 17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue/JHU NW 12 5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW 13 8th Street and D Street NW 14 11th Street and Florida Avenue NW 15 11th Street and K Street NW 16 L’Enfant Plaza at Independence Ave SW 17 11th Street and F Street NW 18 23rd Street and W.H.O. NW 19 Constitution Ave and 21st Street NW 20 34th Street and Water Street NW 21 Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues NW 22 Connecticut Ave and Albemarle St NW 23 O Street and Wisconsin Ave (east) NW 24 Wisconsin Ave and Fessenden St NW 25 Wisconsin Ave and Veazy Street NW 26 14th Street and Upshur Street NW 27 14th Street and Colorado Avenue NW 28 5th Street and Kennedy Street NW 29 Georgia Ave and Decatur Street NW 30 V Street and Rhode Island Ave at Summit Place NE 31 2nd Street and M Street NE 32 Hamlin Street and 7th Street NE 33 12th Street and Irving Street NE 34 Neal Street and Trinidad Avenue NE 35 Rhode Island Ave Metro entrance NE 36 18th Street and Rhode Island Ave NE 37 8th Street and F Street NE 38 Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd Street SE 39 8th Street and East Capitol Street NE 40 15th Street and East Capitol Street NE 41 Independence and Washington/HHS SW 42 Constitution Ave and 2nd St/DOL NW 43 6th Street and Indiana Avenue NW 44 New Jersey Avenue and D Street SE 45 15th St, F St and Tennessee Ave NE 46 9th Street and M Street SE 47 Tingey Street and 3rd Street SE 48 Deanwood Rec Center and Library NE 49 Burroughs Avenue and 49th Street NE 50 Burroughs Ave and Minnesota Ave NE 51 Minnesota/34th Street and Ely Place SE 52 Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road SE 53 MLK, Jr. Ave and Alabama Ave SE 54 MLK, Jr. Ave and Pleasant Street SE
55 MLK, Jr. Ave and St. E’s Gate 5 SE 56 14th Street and Fairmont Street NW 57 18th Street and C Street NW 58 L’Enfant Plaza at Banneker Circle SW 59 G Street at MLK Library NW 60 Wisconsin Ave and Ingomar Street NW 61 Brandywine St and Wisconsin Ave NW 62 Connecticut Ave and Porter Street NW 63 O Street and Wisconsin Ave (west) NW 64 Massachusetts Ave and 48th Street NW 65 Van Buren Street and Rec Center NW 66 Ft Totten Metro Station NW 67 Cedar Street underpass (Takoma) NW 68 Piney Branch Rd and Georgia Ave NW 69 1st Street and K Street NE 70 Rhode Island Ave and Franklin St NE 71 18th Street and Monroe Street NE 72 New Jersey Avenue and L Street NW 73 Haines Point Rec Center SW 74 2nd Street and V Street SW 75 Burroughs and Division Avenues NE 76 Ely Place and Ft. Dupont Ice Rink SE 77 16th Street and Minnesota Ave SE 78 MLK, Jr. Ave and St E’s Gate 1 SE