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County Receives Grant for Bikesharing Pilot Program

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board recently approved a $1.3 million grant to Montgomery County, in partnership with the City of Rockville, to establish a bikesharing pilot program that will bring 200 bicycles and 20 bikeshare stations to the Rockville and Shady Grove areas.

The pilot project will test:

  • Whether bikesharing is feasible in suburban centers outside a central city setting; and  
  • Whether bikesharing can provide another transportation option to low-income residents and employees.

Low-income workers who meet program guidelines will receive a free, one-year bikeshare membership; coverage for a certain level of user fees; a bike helmet; training classes in bicycle use and safety; and assistance with routing on safe bicycle routes.

Proposed locations for the bikeshare stations include the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations; Rockville Town Center; other employment centers along Maryland Route 355/Rockville Pike; the City of Rockville; the Shady Grove area; Montgomery College, Rockville campus; The Universities at Shady Grove; and Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County campus.

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POSTED AT: Friday, July 15, 2011 | 4:28:30 PM |
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Last edited: 11/8/2010