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Install Capital Bikeshare Stations

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National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) proposes to participate in the Capital Bikeshare program by permitting five bikeshare stations on NAMA/NPS managed property. The Capital Bikeshare program is a regional alternative transportation amenity for visitors and residents and has quickly become a viable form of public transportation. Bikeshare members may check out bikes at over 110 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. Participating in this bikeshare system would fulfill the goal of enhancing bicycle use at the park, as envisioned in NAMA's 2008 National Mall Visitor Transportation Study and the 2010 National Mall Plan. Increasing bicycle use reduces traffic congestion, fossil fuel use and air emissions, and provides an additional and affordable form of access to destinations throughout the park.

Proposed locations for the five Capital Bikeshare stations are as follows.

(1) Smithsonian Metro Station entrance area on National Mall
Location: West of the existing information kiosk on Jefferson Drive, in the gravel area, adjacent to paved sidewalk.
Size: Single load station - 60' long x 6' wide

(2) Lincoln Memorial area
Location: On Lincoln Memorial Circle between 23rd and Daniel French Drive at the former interpretive transportation kiosk area.
Size: Double load station – 32' long x 15' wide

(3) Jefferson Memorial area
Location: South of East Basin Drive from the bus pull-off between the curb and existing sidewalk, west of crosswalk intersection.
Size: Single loaded station - 60' long x 6' wide

(4) Washington Monument area
Location: Jefferson Drive between 14th and 15th streets at the bus pull-off along the sidewalk east of kiosk.
Size: Single loaded station - 60' long x 6' wide

(5) FDR/MLK Memorial area
Location: Ohio Drive at West Basin Drive, at the bus pull-off, on the sidewalk west of existing kiosk and water fountain.
Size: Single loaded station - 50' long x 6' wide

These locations have been selected based on their proximity to visitor destinations, access to compatible modes of transportation such as Metro and bike paths, and connectivity to other Capital Bikeshare stations. They are located in the vicinity of "Visitor Transportation Stops" as shown on the Circulation Map for the Preferred Alternative in the National Mall Plan.

The National Park Service (NPS) received public input concerning the Capital Bikeshare stations over the designated 30 day period. For a summary of the comments and response please click on "documents" to the left.

The bikeshare stations are expected to be installed Spring 2012.

Contact Information

Eliza Voigt
National Mall & Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Dr., SW
Washington DC 20024-2000