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Capital Bikeshare Launches New 5-Day Membership

Capital Bikeshare Launches New 5-Day Membership

From DDOT:

(Washington, D.C.) In anticipation of the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected at this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, and with tourist season right around the corner, Capital Bikeshare has introduced a new 5-day membership option. The new 5-day membership, priced at $15, is geared specifically towards visitors to the nation’s capital and offers significant savings over the purchase of five individual day memberships priced at $5 a day. The membership is available for purchase at all Capital Bikeshare stations. Even before the festival kicks off, Capital Bikeshare has reached an exciting milestone: Tuesday night a member logged the 250,000th Bikeshare trip, just six months after the program’s launch in September 2010.

Cherry Blossom Traffic Pattern

This community notice comes to us from the U.S. Park Police:

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Bike Swap on Capitol Hill: Save the Date!

Why buy some newfangled bikes, gear and other thingies when you can purchase bikes for a fraction of the cost, find clothing and swap parts all in one place? If this sounds like a perfectly reasonable and practical use of a Saturday to you, head on down to the North Hall of the Eastern Market on April 2nd for the First Annual Pedal Pusher’s Bike Swap.  Hours are 8:30 am -2 pm and you can find it at the corner of 7th Street NE and North Carolina Avenue.

DDOT To Present Transit Development Plan for DC Circulator

This story comes to us from John Lisle:

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, March 31 to present a comprehensive Transit Development Plan for the DC Circulator. The plan will help guide the growth of the DC Circulator over the next ten years.

Capital Bikeshare Boasts Near Record Ridership in February

Capital Bikeshare Boasts Near Record Ridership in February

This story comes to us from John Lisle:

 

(Washington, D.C.) Capital Bikeshare has more than survived its first winter, it has thrived thanks in part to strong participation in the regional bikesharing system’s Winter Weather Warrior Contest. 900 annual members participated in the contest, taking nearly 30,000 trips in two months, and Capital Bikeshare posted near ridership totals in the month of February.

"No Kissing" Sign in D.C. Cab

"No Kissing" Sign in D.C. Cab

Check out this photo taken by District resident Jeff Rae in the back of a D.C. taxi...seems to me to be pretty intense restrictions.

Thoughts?

 

Metro Board Chair Promises Big Improvements in Coming Months

Metro Board Chair Promises Big Improvements in Coming Months

Acknowledging that we are now dealing with what she calls a “changed” Metro, new Metro board chair Catherine Hudgins issued a statement recently outlining WMATA’s goals for the near future. Although not a transit professional herself, Hudgins shared her history of a close relationship with public transit since childhood through her last four decades in the District, where she witnessed the building of the very first Metro rails.

Hudgins echoed recent statements made by new CEO Richard Sarles’ regarding how they plan to turn Metro around. Hudgins states,