Friday, June 28, 2013

Bikeshare Coming to Montgomery County; New Website Now Available

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that Capital Bikeshare will soon expand into Montgomery County and a website has been created that provides information about the program. Grants from the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration, County funds and contributions from developers and the City of Rockville are providing the seed money for the Bikeshare program.

The Downcounty Bikeshare System will consist of 30 bikeshare stations with 250 bikes, providing service along the east and west legs of the Metrorail Red Line from the District of Columbia border to Silver Spring/Takoma Park on the east and Friendship Heights, Bethesda and Medical Center Metro on the west.

The Rockville/Shady Grove/Life Sciences Center Bikeshare System will have 21 bikeshare stations with 250 bikes. This system is part of a pilot program to encourage use of BikeShare by lower income workers commuting to work, school or training.

For information on transit connections to these Bikeshare stations as well as other transportation resources, visit MCDOT’s website.