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 2/11/2016 
 Esther Bowring, Community Relations Manager   240.777.7170
 Office of the Director


 Installation of New Bikeshare Station at Medical Center Planned for February 23

 

If the weather cooperates, a new Bikeshare station will be installed on February 23 at Medical Center between the Metro station and the Kiss and Ride parking lot. The station will feature 10 bikes, with room for 19 bikes to dock. This will be the 53rd Bikeshare Station in the County.
 
In January, MCDOT added the 52nd Bikeshare station to its network at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. The station is located along the well-used Capital Crescent Trail and provides a link between Capital Bikeshare to the east in Silver Spring and to the west in Bethesda.
 
Montgomery County’s Capital Bikeshare program was launched in September 2013 in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Rockville, Shady Grove and the Life Sciences Center area. Bikeshare ridership helps reduce the number of people driving alone, improves air quality and maximizes the County’s investment in transit infrastructure like Ride On.
 
More information about Capital Bikeshare is available online.