Celebrating our first birthday was fun, but now we’re ready to focus on the future of Capital Bikeshare— and it looks pretty promising. After several public meetings and the help of a crowdsourcing map, which enabled members to submit their preferences for new station locations, we finally decided where to place the first new stations in the District and Arlington County. Keep in mind that these locations were chosen based upon the feedback we received from Capital Bikeshare members. So, if your favorite station location didn’t make the list, just wait—many more are in the pipeline for the coming year.
We want to hear where you would like to see future Capital Bikeshare stations! To accommodate this, we have devised a nifty crowdsourcing map that allows you to suggest a station (or many stations), view and comment on other people’s suggestions, and share it all through your email and social media networks.
(Washington, D.C.) Capital Bikeshare has more to celebrate today than a very successful year on its first anniversary. The popular bikesharing system hit 1 million rides this morning, marking two significant milestones on one day.
Our September Capital Bikeshare Member of the Month was actually nominated by a friend—that’s how amazing (and humble) she is. We chose Pam D. because of her sheer chutzpah as a one-woman marketing machine, who’s not afraid to startle fellow CaBi riders that she spies on the street with shouts of “Yeah bikeshare!” And also because she really wants a Capital Bikeshare hat, which pulled at our heart strings. Although her friend, Allison, had plenty of gems about Pam to share with us (Pam has a full-page Capital Bikeshare ad hanging over her desk), we’ll let you hear the rest from the winner herself:
Public Invited to FREE Festivities on September 22
(Washington, D.C.) Capital Bikeshare celebrates its one-year anniversary on September 20, punctuating a tremendously successful debut. Since its launch in 2010, the bikesharing system has attracted over 17,000 members, logged nearly one million trips and amassed a total of 116 stations and 1,100 bicycles in the District and Arlington, VA, with more than 60 additional stations on the way.