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PotomacCyclist
01-22-2016, 03:25 PM
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=82aea0ed5a22304e4d0b18338&id=ba7a19abe1&e=b16f830972

Severe Weather Closure Alert

Due to inclement weather, we will be temporarily closing Capital Bikeshare at 7pm on Friday 1/22 to protect the safety of our members, bikes and staff. No bikes can be rented after the temporary closure has begun. Any bikes in use at the time of the closure can be returned to any Capital Bikeshare station with an available dock.

Closure and re-opening information will be posted to CapitalBikeshare.com,
Facebook.com/CapitalBikeshare, and Twitter (@bikeshare). Annual, 30-day, and Day Key members will also be informed of closure and re-opening via email.

The Capital Bikeshare Severe Weather Closure Policy can be found at CapitalBikeshare.com/safety/.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Capital Bikeshare Team

[Re-posting the official Capital Bikeshare email here]

PotomacCyclist
01-22-2016, 03:41 PM
UPDATE

http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/news/2016/01/22/service-alert-january-2016-snow-event

"UPDATE Friday 1/22, 3:30pm: Capital Bikeshare will close stations and shut down service at 7pm on Friday, January 22. We will remain closed through Saturday, January 23. We will continually evaluate conditions and announce a time and date to reopen the system when it is safe to do so."

PotomacCyclist
01-23-2016, 07:50 PM
"Due to the large amounts of snow over the last 36 hours, Capital Bikeshare will remain closed through Sunday January 24. We will reevaluate as conditions change and provide additional information as it becomes available.

Closure and re-opening information will be posted to CapitalBikeshare.com,
Facebook.com/CapitalBikeshare, and Twitter (@bikeshare). Annual, 30-day, and Day Key members will also be informed of closure and re-opening via email.

The Capital Bikeshare Severe Weather Closure Policy can be found at CapitalBikeshare.com/safety/.

Thank you for your cooperation.

DDOT, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Montgomery County,

Operated by Motivate International."


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[Photo Credit: Steve O on Twitter]

PotomacCyclist
01-24-2016, 09:14 PM
"Capital Bikeshare will remain closed Monday, 1/25. Our staff will begin the process of digging out stations during the day tomorrow, and we will determine if we can resume service as we measure our progress in the big dig out."

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PotomacCyclist
01-25-2016, 09:16 AM
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PotomacCyclist
01-26-2016, 09:24 AM
I would just consider Capital Bikeshare to be closed until further notice. As I mentioned on the Road & Trail Conditions thread, CaBi has a relatively small staff and over 300 stations to dig out. I don't see how they would be able to clear all the stations of snow on their own. They will need help, from local transportation or facilities agencies and/or volunteers.

The temperatures won't be warm enough to melt 20-25 inches of snow in the near future. So all of the stations will need to be cleared, and that will have to happen with shovels. Snowblowers are too large to use in between bikes. They could damage the bikes and stations. The bike stations are located on or next to streets, sidewalks and parking lots. Snowblowers would just send the snow onto those streets and sidewalks, which wouldn't be acceptable.

Without an unexpected heat wave, I'm not sure if CaBi will be able to reopen at all this week. If it does open, then I'll be pleasantly surprised.

PotomacCyclist
01-27-2016, 03:28 PM
A very limited number of bike stations have reopened. Probably less than 20 percent of the total number. Check the official website or Spotcycle before attempting to use a particular station. If it doesn't appear as active on the map, it's not available for use.

http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/news/2016/01/22/service-alert-january-2016-snow-event

They will continue to clear and open additional stations, but it will be a slow process.

PotomacCyclist
02-01-2016, 04:31 PM
All 360 bike stations are in service as of 4:45 pm today! Many have been open for the past few days, but some were still closed until this afternoon.

They have also resumed rebalancing operations.

https://www.facebook.com/CapitalBikeshare/posts/1149287161771270