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For Immediate Release: 6/19/2014
Montgomery County Commuter Services To Host Public Outreach Programs at Capital Bikeshare Stations

Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) will be hosting a series of community events at Capital Bikeshare locations in Silver Spring in an effort to encourage and promote the bikeshare system to residents, businesses and employees.

The campaign is designed to showcase bikeshare station locations, demonstrate how the system works and encourage memberships. Additionally, MCCS wants to encourage local companies to promote the bikeshare program by offering them bulk or corporate memberships.

“Capital Bikeshare provides a simple, low cost and reliable way to commute short distances, connect with transit and travel around our urban centers during the workday,” said MCCS Section Chief Sandra Brecher. “Bikesharing offers an environmentally-friendly form of transportation while fostering an active, healthy lifestyle.”

The County will staff promotional kiosks at several bikeshare locations over the next few weeks. The Capital Bikeshare program will be showcased and discounted corporate memberships, free single-day use registration codes and County bike route maps will be offered. The following events in Silver Spring are free and open to the public:

• Friday, June 20, 3 – 7 p.m. – Ripley and Bonifant Streets

• Wednesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Fenton Street & Ellsworth Avenue

• Wednesday, June 25, 5 – 7 p.m. - Silver Spring Metro Station

• Thursday, June 26, 3 – 7 p.m. - 13th Street and Eastern Avenue

• Friday June 27, 1 – 5 p.m. - Fenton Street and New York Avenue

Capital Bikeshare offers a simple, low cost and reliable way to travel throughout the region. It gives members access to thousands of bikes at hundreds of locations in Montgomery County, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria. This innovative program aims to decrease the number of vehicles on the road, eliminating both pollution and traffic congestion, while supporting a fun and active lifestyle. Individuals are encouraged to use Capital Bikeshare to travel to and from transit, work or school, as well as for recreation. Businesses and corporations are urged to join as corporate partners and provide discounted memberships to interested employees as part of their own health and green initiatives.

For more information on the program, contact Commuter Services at 240-777-8380 or visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bikeshare.

 

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Release ID: 14-266
Media Contact: Sue Tucker 240-777-6507

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