Monday, February 1, 2016

New Bikeshare Station Planned for Medical Center Metro Station

A new Montgomery County Bikeshare station will soon be added at the Medical Center Metro Station – weather permitting. The station will be located between the Metro station and the Kiss and Ride parking lot. 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.