View Full Version : Locations for D.C. CaBi expansion announced

12-17-2012, 03:16 PM

DDOT will install 54 new bike stations this winter. Every ward of the city will receive new bike stations. The expansion will increase the total number of stations in D.C. by 40 percent, from the current 138 to 192. (Arlington has 45 currently and is planning to add many more stations by the spring. Alexandria has 8 stations with 9 more stations on the way, possibly by the end of 2013. Montgomery County is planning to install their first stations sometime in 2013.)

The Google Map that shows current and proposed stations (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ptab=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=209109927891733107407.0004c0ca247d7af97d5d3) hasn't been updated yet. But there is a separate D.C. map that shows existing and proposed stations, along with proposed Tier 2 stations:


DDOT plans to start installing new stations and bikes in January and finish in March. Locations not selected in this round of 54 will be considered for the next round.

First Round

1 18th Street and Wyoming Avenue NW
2 11th Street and M Street NW
3 14th Street and Clifton Street/ Boys and Girls Club NW
4 15th Street and Euclid Street NW
5 20th Street and Virginia Avenue NW
6 Ellington Bridge, SE corner NW
7 Elm Street and 2nd Street (LeDroit Park) NW
8 New Jersey Avenue and R Street NW
9 Hiatt Place between Park and Irving NW
10 13th Street and U Street NW
11 17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue/JHU NW
12 5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW
13 8th Street and D Street NW
14 11th Street and Florida Avenue NW
15 11th Street and K Street NW
16 L’Enfant Plaza at Independence Ave SW
17 11th Street and F Street NW
18 23rd Street and W.H.O. NW
19 Constitution Ave and 21st Street NW
20 34th Street and Water Street NW
21 Connecticut and Nebraska Avenues NW
22 Connecticut Ave and Albemarle St NW
23 O Street and Wisconsin Ave (east) NW
24 Wisconsin Ave and Fessenden St NW
25 Wisconsin Ave and Veazy Street NW
26 14th Street and Upshur Street NW
27 14th Street and Colorado Avenue NW
28 5th Street and Kennedy Street NW
29 Georgia Ave and Decatur Street NW
30 V Street and Rhode Island Ave at Summit Place NE
31 2nd Street and M Street NE
32 Hamlin Street and 7th Street NE
33 12th Street and Irving Street NE
34 Neal Street and Trinidad Avenue NE
35 Rhode Island Ave Metro entrance NE
36 18th Street and Rhode Island Ave NE
37 8th Street and F Street NE
38 Pennsylvania Ave and 3rd Street SE
39 8th Street and East Capitol Street NE
40 15th Street and East Capitol Street NE
41 Independence and Washington/HHS SW
42 Constitution Ave and 2nd St/DOL NW
43 6th Street and Indiana Avenue NW
44 New Jersey Avenue and D Street SE
45 15th St, F St and Tennessee Ave NE
46 9th Street and M Street SE
47 Tingey Street and 3rd Street SE
48 Deanwood Rec Center and Library NE
49 Burroughs Avenue and 49th Street NE
50 Burroughs Ave and Minnesota Ave NE
51 Minnesota/34th Street and Ely Place SE
52 Alabama Avenue and Stanton Road SE
53 MLK, Jr. Ave and Alabama Ave SE
54 MLK, Jr. Ave and Pleasant Street SE

Next Round

55 MLK, Jr. Ave and St. E’s Gate 5 SE
56 14th Street and Fairmont Street NW
57 18th Street and C Street NW
58 L’Enfant Plaza at Banneker Circle SW
59 G Street at MLK Library NW
60 Wisconsin Ave and Ingomar Street NW
61 Brandywine St and Wisconsin Ave NW
62 Connecticut Ave and Porter Street NW
63 O Street and Wisconsin Ave (west) NW
64 Massachusetts Ave and 48th Street NW
65 Van Buren Street and Rec Center NW
66 Ft Totten Metro Station NW
67 Cedar Street underpass (Takoma) NW
68 Piney Branch Rd and Georgia Ave NW
69 1st Street and K Street NE
70 Rhode Island Ave and Franklin St NE
71 18th Street and Monroe Street NE
72 New Jersey Avenue and L Street NW
73 Haines Point Rec Center SW
74 2nd Street and V Street SW
75 Burroughs and Division Avenues NE
76 Ely Place and Ft. Dupont Ice Rink SE
77 16th Street and Minnesota Ave SE
78 MLK, Jr. Ave and St E’s Gate 1 SE

12-17-2012, 03:45 PM
8th & East Capitol!!


12-17-2012, 03:56 PM
Another side benefit: I'm learning about all of these state streets that I never knew before. (Yes, I admit it. I have never ridden on the WABA state avenues ride.) Never knew about Wyoming Ave. or Washington Ave. until today.

12-17-2012, 07:58 PM
I saw that they included a station at Hains Point in Round 2 (whenever that takes place). But they misspelled Hains Point.

12-18-2012, 12:12 PM
Meanwhile down at 12th & D St, SW (ya know, where there is a BFB and a CABI silver partner).... "no station for you!"


12-18-2012, 03:55 PM
From the press release:

To comment on the list of proposed locations, please email ddot.bikeshare@dc.gov by January 15, 2013.

Perhaps DDOT can be convinced to add a station at that location in the next round. Or even shift one of the proposed stations to that street. There is also the existing bike station at 12th & Independence SW, two blocks from D St.

12-18-2012, 04:20 PM
I get why, but it bugs me that everything North and West of Georgetown up to the District line is completely void of stations.
I suspect that a small station located at the Safeway on MacArthur might actually get some use:
a) if getting into Georgetown were a little easier (the sidewalk along Canal Road is fine, but no fun with cars whizzing by at 55mph, and getting up from the CCT onto Canal via the Foundry Branch tunnel on a CaBi must be impossible without walking - not to mention the Foxhall hill)
b)if getting up to AU from the Palisades didn't involve either Foxhall, Arizona, or Loughboro. (Actually thinking about CaBi and hills, I'm curious if anyone has looked at CaBi ridership around/between stations where the terrain is really hilly, ie. are there many rides from the C&O Canal station all the way up Wisconsin? - I've played around with the CaBi data before - although not as much as JDantos - but didn't think about hills and ridership at the time.

12-18-2012, 05:27 PM
What about a few along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, like by those picnic areas? That would be cool.

As for hills - Columbia Heights is a really high Bikeshare use area, and hill above Florida NW doesn't seem to put too many people off. I know that's not the biggest hill in the city, but it's not insignificant.

Thought I have to say that the couple of Bikeshare commutes I've done now that I'm between bikes have not been the most fun. 15th by Meridian Hill Park was much more fun on a light road bike.

12-19-2012, 02:28 PM
There is also the existing bike station at 12th & Independence SW, two blocks from D St.

In some paper somewhere, there is a best practice that the optimum distance between consumer and station is.... I think its 1/3 mile. Well, from my office's front door to the closest station is > 1/3 mile. In fact we are virtually surrounded by stations > 1/3 mile away (Smithsonian, L'Enfant, Waterfront, Jefferson Memorial). It makes it a hard sell when the walk to the station is so far (and there is a probability at the other end of the trip that there may be a similar problem). At this point, it is more viable to take a taxi or drive one's car. We had a map guy draw up a map, that we submitted, that showed how 12th and D is this cute oasis with no service within that 1/3 mile radius.

01-31-2013, 08:04 PM
The 2013 D.C. CaBi expansion is underway. They added three new stations in the Foggy Bottom/Constitution Ave. area today.

21st and Constitution Ave, NW
20th and Virginia Ave, NW
23rd and E Street, NW

Many more stations in D.C. in the coming weeks. Then hopefully the Arlington expansion gets underway in the spring.

02-08-2013, 09:47 AM
What kills me is the vast wasteland between Connecticut Avenue (and Columbia Road at one point) and Wisconsin north of Dupont. There is this PERFECT place for a bikeshare station at the intersection of Kalorama and Connecticut that multiple people have asked for repeatedly, to no avail. :mad: