Will bikesharing get a boost from TIGER II?
When Capital Bikeshare launches later this year it will have about 1,100 bikes. That’s going to be great, but how much better does a 3,600-bike system sound?
On Friday the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) submitted a grant request through the TIGER II program to dramatically expand Capital Bikeshare. In addition to the 1,000 bikes in DC and 100 in Arlington that will launch the system, TPB’s proposal would add approximately:
Another 1,000 new bikes to the District, for a total of 2,000
900 new bikes in Arlington, for a total of around 1,000
150 bikes in Alexandria
100 bikes in Reston
250 bikes in Montgomery County, in and around downtowns Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville
50 bikes in College Park
In addition to bikesharing, the proposal requests funds for new bike stations in Reston and Silver Spring
Bikesharing has the potential to revolutionize intra-urban travel. Cities that have rolled out large networks have seen dramatic increases in cycling as transportation. But the size of the system really matters.
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