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A quick look at how the D.C. region has been using Capital Bikeshare this year

In addition to the live feed of bikeshare docks that Capital Bikeshare runs through apps like Spotcycle – and soon its own app – the system also releases ridership data on a quarterly basis. The latest, from the first quarter of 2017, is now available, and can be seen in action on Mobility Lab tech adviser… Read more »

Station upgrades mean it’s now easier to get a Capital Bikeshare key right away in Arlington

Observant Capital Bikeshare riders in Arlington and Alexandria may have noticed some changes at a few stations in the past months. Older bikeshare station kiosks are gradually moving out to other stations, replaced with new ones that have the ability to dispense bikeshare keys. This week, new key-dispensing kiosks are coming to the bikeshare stations… Read more »

Capital Bikeshare heat map visualizes 2016 rides, first look at Fairfax ridership

Earlier this month, Mobility Lab tech advisor Michael Schade shared a look at the latest Capital Bikeshare ridership data with his new heat map. Not only does the map grant an easy way to create a more detailed look at how individual neighborhoods use bikeshare, it also includes the first few months of ridership in… Read more »

Transportation Techies: Capital Bikeshare Hack Night VII

When: March 7, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Where: WeWork Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

From event page: CaBi Hack Night is a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. Are you a programmer who has built something CaBi-related? Apps, hacks, dataviz, maps etc are all… Read more »

As Metro struggles, Capital Bikeshare takes bigger role in region’s transit network

When Allie Toomey grew weary of Metro’s chronic delays and service disruptions, she turned to the Capital Bikeshare station a block from her Pentagon City apartment. Now she commutes by bike. “It is a lot less hassle,” said Toomey, 27, a social media manager at a nonprofit organization in Crystal City. “I am in control… Read more »

Predicting future use, connecting communities with Capital Bikeshare data

Capital Bikeshare’s open data is an invaluable tool that allows programmers and researchers to contribute to and learn from the system, making biking more accessible to residents and visitors in the Washington, D.C., area. At November’s Mobility Lab-sponsored Transportation Techies meetup, CaBi Hack Night VI, programmers and Capital Bikeshare users presented tools they developed to improve… Read more »

Capital Bikeshare Expanding To Tysons Corner, Reston

The sturdy red bikes of Capital Bikeshare will make their debut in Fairfax County on Friday. Fifteen stations will open in Reston and 14 in Tysons.  The stations will join the existing regional network of more than 400 stations in the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Arlington and Montgomery Counties. Fairfax County Bicycle Program Manager Adam Lind… Read more »

Capital Bikeshare Hack Night VI

When: November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: WeWork Crystal City, 2221 S Clark St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

Please RSVP at the Transportation Techies Meetup page here. CaBi Hack Night is a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. We’ll be on the 12th-floor lounge of the new WeWork… Read more »

REI knows that free Capital Bikeshare rides is sound business strategy

For business owners, embracing bicycle and pedestrian traffic – not to mention transit access – should be a better business strategy than getting car traffic to their locations. Realty companies understand this, and they should know better than most. But REI, the outdoor-adventure store, is taking this fact to the highest level: it is offering… Read more »

Where do Capital Bikeshare users stop and see the sights?

Part 3 of a study of Capital Bikeshare GPS data This series of posts discusses a study undertaken in the spring of 2015 where several Capital Bikeshare bikes were outfitted with GPS devices and tracked for several weeks. Read part two, which examines infrastructure usage, and part one, which looks at trip distances and times…. Read more »