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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I have not. However, you should reply and suggest they update the information on the web site: https://www.wmata.com/service/bikes/

    I would not hold your breath. The sense I've gotten over the years is that the bike locker program is monumentally mismanaged (or--to be fair--not managed at all). Given how long it has taken them to build the Bike 'n Ride station at EFC (original expected completion date: December 2015; still under construction), it may be years before any of this happens.
    They told me that an announcement would be coming soon. I'm not holding my breath for that or the lockers themselves. I'm scheduled to retire in 2023, so that's my benchmark.

    Yes, the bike locker program is mismanaged. Getting my name on the waiting list seems like a fool's errand. With all the people waiting for a locker at my station, they would have paid for themselves by now and would be turning a small profit. I also don't understand why they aren't at all stations. They are inexpensive, pay for themselves, are low maintenance, and have a small footprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    I have not. However, you should reply and suggest they update the information on the web site: https://www.wmata.com/service/bikes/

    I would not hold your breath. The sense I've gotten over the years is that the bike locker program is monumentally mismanaged (or--to be fair--not managed at all). Given how long it has taken them to build the Bike 'n Ride station at EFC (original expected completion date: December 2015; still under construction), it may be years before any of this happens.

    This video also shows the rather optimistic schedule they had back in 2012:
    But.... the College Park bike jail is oh so nice!!!!! I am a big fan. Im sure EFCs will be just as nice and over engineered when they finally complete it.

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    It looks like Vienna Metro Bike & Ride room is going to be finished later this year, because they are rebuilding part of the parking lot. Picture as of December 3rd, but nothing seems to have changed:

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    Default Time for an Office Pool!!!

    Hey Peoples,

    Sort of like a baby pool, where people guess the actual arrival date of a baby, I hereby announce the Vienna Bike and Ride, Predict-the-Date office pool. Winner gets a beverage of their choice at happy hour or coffee club on me.

    Rules:
    - Predict the date the Vienna Bike and Ride officially opens for business to the general public. One date per person.
    - Closest date wins. In the case of a tie, both players win.
    - PM or email or text me your date. If you post your date here, keep in mind that others can game the system by selecting a nearby date.
    - To reduce gaming, you may not select a date that is within 14 days of a date that has been posted here, because someone did not read the previous bullet.

    If the actual date occurs during Freezing Saddles 2020 or 2021 or beyond, there may also be a Pointless Prize.

    (Click here to get some insight)
    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    It looks like Vienna Metro Bike & Ride room is going to be finished later this year, because they are rebuilding part of the parking lot. Picture as of December 3rd, but nothing seems to have changed:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    - Predict the date the Vienna Bike and Ride officially opens for business to the general public. One date per person.
    12/31/2025. I'll give them that long to finish all the track work and upgrades before bike infrastructure gets any real attention.

    So the one at East Falls Church never got completed either? I gave up on it when I moved away from there 3 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    So the one at East Falls Church never got completed either? I gave up on it when I moved away from there 3 years ago.
    They restarted work a couple of months ago. Maybe it will open this spring?

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    I just visited both Vienna and East Falls Church Metro stations. Vienna metro looks the same as in the previous photo. There is another poster at Vienna metro that says it would take 1.5 years for the parking lot to complete from November 2018. See this link.

    At East Falls Church Metro, the Bike and Ride facility looks close to completion, see the photos below of EFC bike room. The "2019" in the sign is a sticker with same color as the rest of the text. The one at Vienna metro doesn't have that sticker.

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    I am expanding this to include East Falls Church. You may make your predictions for either or both. Same rules and prizes apply for both facilities.
    Twice the fun!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Hey Peoples,

    Sort of like a baby pool, where people guess the actual arrival date of a baby, I hereby announce the Vienna Bike and Ride, Predict-the-Date office pool. Winner gets a beverage of their choice at happy hour or coffee club on me.

    Rules:
    - Predict the date the Vienna Bike and Ride officially opens for business to the general public. One date per person.
    - Closest date wins. In the case of a tie, both players win.
    - PM or email or text me your date. If you post your date here, keep in mind that others can game the system by selecting a nearby date.
    - To reduce gaming, you may not select a date that is within 14 days of a date that has been posted here, because someone did not read the previous bullet.

    If the actual date occurs during Freezing Saddles 2020 or 2021 or beyond, there may also be a Pointless Prize.

    (Click here to get some insight)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    They restarted work a couple of months ago. Maybe it will open this spring?
    That port-a-potty to the right is pretty expensive to maintain. If it's gone, then the work is discontinued, so I think you are right on the mark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    That port-a-potty to the right is pretty expensive to maintain. If it's gone, then the work is discontinued, so I think you are right on the mark!
    Predict a date. Win a drink.

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