Friday, April 1, 2016

MCDOT Expands Bikeshare with Two New Stations

MCDOT has two new Bikeshare stations, numbers 55 and 56 in the County’s Bikeshare network. The stations were funded through a Maryland General Assembly bond bill.

Station 55 is located in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring, at the intersection of Lytonnsville Road and Lyttonsville Place. The station is near the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center, apartments and homes. The station will provide a connection to the east to the Silver Spring Metro/Transit Center, which is about a mile away, and a connection to the west to Bethesda via the Georgetown Branch Trail.

New 15 Dock-Bikeshare Station installed at Lyttonsville Road and Lytonsville Place in Silver Spring.
Station 56 is located in downtown Bethesda at Woodmont Avenue and Strathmore Street in the heart of the busy Woodmont Triangle commercial area and also near many apartments. This station will expand Bikeshare options in downtown Bethesda.

New 11 Dock-Bikeshare Station installed at Woodmont Avenue and Strathmore Street in Bethesda.
Three more bond bill-funded stations will be installed over the next few months. Two will be located in Silver Spring and one in Bethesda.

Additional State grants will be used to expand Capital Bikeshare to Wheaton in the first half of 2017, with a five-station network in the central business district, anchored by a station at the Wheaton Metro.
Another State grant will fund two more stations to expand service in Takoma Park in 2017.  One station will be located near the Takoma Langley Transit Center and the other near the Takoma Park Recreation Center.

Learn more about Bikeshare in Montgomery County and the DC area.