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Capital Bikeshare Launches in Alexandria

We’re very excited to announce that eight Capital Bikeshare stations are now operational in the City of Alexandria! 

These station locations include:

  • Prince St. & Union St.
  • King St. & N Royal St.
  • King St. & S Patrick St.
  • Commerce St. & S Fayette St.
  • N Saint Asaph St. & Pendleton St.
  • N Henry St. & Pendleton St.
  • Braddock Road Metro
  • King Street - Old Town Metro

The City will hold a launch event on Wednesday, September 19 at 11:45 a.m. in front of Alexandria City Hall in Market Square at 301 King Street to celebrate their shiny new stations! 

We are thrilled with the progress the Capital Bikeshare program has made over the last two years and look forward to working with additional jurisdictions to expand even more!

Safety Tip: Beware of Parked Car Doors-They Can Open at Anytime

Though it is illegal for drivers and passengers to open their doors into traffic – and bikes are traffic – you don’t want to rely on others for your safety. Follow these tips to avoid getting “doored.”

1. The 3-5 feet to the left of parked cars is called the “Door Zone.” Vehicle doors vary in length, and you should ride outside of the door zone as much as you can.

2. Riding outside of the “Door Zone” has the added benefit of making you more visible to drivers in front of and behind you.

3. Be aware of passenger vehicles (taxis and buses) and always pass on the left to avoid conflicts with drivers entering or exiting the roadway.

4. Use a bell (or your voice) to communicate with drivers and passengers who are opening their doors.

Remember, it’s a two-way street. When you are the driver or passenger in a car, always check behind the vehicle for approaching bikes before opening your door – it’s the law!

This is just one tip for safer cycling, but the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is a wellspring of more useful information. Make them your go-to resource for safety tips, bike classes, events and more at waba.org.

Capital Bikeshare begins installations in Alexandria on August 27

Starting Monday, August 27, Capital Bikeshare will begin the process of installing eight stations in the City of Alexandria.  These station locations include:

  • Prince St / Union St
  • King St / N Royal St
  • King St / S Patrick St
  • Commerce St / S Fayette St
  • N Saint Asaph St /Pendleton St
  • N Henry St / Pendleton St
  • Braddock Road Metro
  • King Street – Old Town Metro


It is important to note that these stations will not be operational until the deployment and installation of all eight stations in Alexandria is complete, tentatively scheduled for early September.  These stations will not be available to pick up or return bikes to until that time.  These stations will not appear on the CaBi online map or on Spotcycle until they are fully operational. 
Please visit Alexandriava.gov/localmotion

for Capital Bikeshare installation updates, and stay tuned to the Capital Bikeshare Facebook and Twitter pages for additional announcements.