Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Bikeshare Station Installed at Mallory Square

Montgomery County’s 53rd Bikeshare station is now open at Mallory Square Station, located at Key West Avenue and Siesta Key Way, Rockville. The original installation date for the station was delayed due to Snowzilla. Crews were able to fit in installation of this station ahead of the one planned next week for the Medical Center Metro Station.

The Mallory Square Bikeshare 15-dock Station was funded by the developer of the Mallory Square Apartments, who also paid for a set of replacement bikes and 12 years of station operating costs.

The Medical Center Bikeshare station installation is planned for February 23 and will be located between the Metro station and the Kiss and Ride parking lot. The station will feature 10 bikes, with room for 19 bikes to dock. However, work could be delayed if a predicted winter storm arrives in our area that day.

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.