Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Bikeshare Station Installed in the Chevy Chase Lake Neighborhood

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (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. This area is undergoing redevelopment and will eventually feature a Purple Line stop.

The 15-dock, eight-bike station, bikes, installation and site preparation costs were funded by the Chevy Chase Land Company (CCLC). CCLC previously funded two Bikeshare stations, one at 2 Bethesda Metro, and one at the Friendship Heights Metro Station.  Their contributions provided the match required by the State grant to fund the launch of Bikeshare in Montgomery County.

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 Metrorail and RideOn.

More information about Bikeshare is available online.