FYIDC: Bike Expansion Gets Right-of-Way

by Editorial

Capital Bikeshare set to expand in the District this fall
By Tiffani Long

Photo Credit: Tim Kelley / BikeArlington

We want more!  That’s the demand the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will respond to by installing 32 new bicycle stations, expanding existing stations, and adding 265 additional bicycles to the Capital Bikeshare program in the District this fall.  Whether you’re going to work, running errands, touring, exercising, or visiting friends and family, Capital Bikeshare hopes to better fulfill your bicycle needs with its first major expansion since its launch last September.

The new station locations were selected based on geographical factors and potential for sustained usage and growth.  Because bicycles can be returned to any Capital Bikeshare station, the additional stations and bicycles could help with over crowding and accessibility of bicycles.

“With this expansion we will not only increase the overall reach of the system, but we will expand the program’s capacity by 22 percent in the downtown area, by 80 percent in our East of the River operations and by an average of 38 percent throughout each of the additional wards,” said Terry Bellamy, DDOT Director.

For more information on Capital Bikeshare visit  A map of the new stations as well as existing stations set to expand, will be available at

New Stations

  • 3rd Street and G Street, SE
  • 4th Street and E Street, SW
  • 5th Street SE between Alabama and Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
  • 6th Street and Florida, NE
  • 7th Street and Maryland Avenue, NE
  • 7th Street and R Street, NW
  • 11th Street and H Street, NE
  • 16th Street and Euclid Street, NW
  • 17th Street and Rhode Island Ave, NW
  • 18th Street and Pennsylvania Ave, NW
  • 19th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW (Dupont South)
  • 38th Street, SE at Pennsylvania Ave – Fairfax Village (INSTALLED TODAY)
  • 3000 Connecticut. NW – National Zoo
  • 4500 Benning Road, NE (Benning Road Metro Station)
  • Calvert Street and 39th Street, NW (Stoddert Recreation Center)
  • Columbia Road and Belmont Road, NW
  • Alabama Avenue at 13th Street, SE – Congress Heights Metro
  • Florida Avenue and California Street, NW
  • 1st Street and Michigan, NW
  • Georgia Avenue and Columbia Road, NW
  • Good Hope Road and Minnesota Avenue, SE
  • M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Maryland Avenue and Independence Avenue, SW (at 6th Street)
  • Massachusetts Avenue and 15th Street, SE
  • New Jersey Avenue and D, SE
  • Rhode Island Avenue and 1st Street, NW
  • Anacostia Avenue at Benning Road, NE – River Terrace
  • Thomas Circle at 14th Street, NW
  • Tingey Street and 3rd Street, SE (Yards Park )
  • Upshur Street and 14th Street, NW
  • Upshur Street and Georgia Avenue, NW
  • W Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, SE

Planned Expansions

  • 4th Street and M Street, SW
  • 7th Street and Water Street, SW – SW Waterfront
  • 11th Street and Kenyon Street, NW
  • 13th Street and D Street, NE
  • 13th Street and H Street, NE
  • 14th Street and Rhode Island Ave, NW
  • 14th Street and V Street, NW
  • 16th Street and Harvard Street, NW
  • 16th Street and U Street, NW
  • 21st Street and I Street, NW
  • C and O Canal and Wisconsin Ave, NW
  • Calvert Street and Woodley Place, NW
  • Eastern Market Metro / Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, SE
  • Lamont Street and Mt. Pleasant Street, NW
  • Lincoln Park / 13th and East Capitol Street, NE
  • Massachusetts Avenue and Dupont Circle, NW
  • Metro Center / 12th Street and G Street, NW
  • Park Road and Holmead Place, NW

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