- Happy birthday, Capital Bikeshare. (Photo: DDOT)
Capital Bikeshare is certainly not losing any momentum. In addition to roughly 60 new stations already planned for the District and Arlington in the coming months, DDOT announced at Capital Bikeshare's first birthday last night that the service will get 50 new stations and 500 new bikes in 2012.
Not even counting Arlington's stations, this addition would bring the D.C. Capital Bikeshare stations up to a solid 184.
Meanwhile, via the Wash Cycle, we know the U.S. census results for 2010 report an increase in D.C. bike commuting to 3.1%. How has Capital Bikeshare already changed that number throughout 2011 and now going into 2012? I suspect there's been an impact.
Remember the days of SmartBike's 10 stations? Bikesharing has come a long way in the District.