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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    I've been wondering about a possible bike station at the Pentagon Metro
    Page 5-32 of the plan says "Stations will also be placed at Arlington National Cemetary and at the Pentagon pending approval by the National Park Service and Department of Defense respectively."

    Of course the best way to ensure that DoD approval is for Pentagon employees to make some noise about it. DoD couldn't care less about Arlington's desires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Blacknell View Post
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    Isn't there already bike parking at the Pentagon Metro? I guess one security issue with CaBi would be the rebalancing vans. Maybe a Pentagon bike station could be rebalanced manually by having ALTA employees ride bikes to the station from nearby stations in Pentagon City or taking Metro to the Pentagon and then riding bikes out to Pentagon City/Crystal City. Maybe not as efficient as a van, but if it's the only way to convince DOD to accept a CaBi station, then it could be a solution.

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    Bump!

    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that comments are being taken until July 27th, which is this Friday. If you've got something to say, now is your chance to say it!

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    Not sure how this fits into the Arlington expansion plan, but we drove past a new CaBi station on Potomac Ave last night. It's one block north of the older station at Potomac Ave and S. Glebe Rd. The new station is huge! It has 17 bikes and 6 available docks.

    Unfortunately Potomac Ave is no longer the quiet side street that it was when it opened earlier this year. On our grocery trips we've noticed that it's already being used as an alternate commuter route and many of them are pretty aggressive. These are the same idiots that rocket down Clark Street thinking it's a continuation of 395 or something. They're a real pain in the ass. Also highly annoying is the stop light at Potomac Ave and S. Glebe. When there are cars present in all 3 directions it acts more like a stop sign because it's so bloody short.

    Anyway, it's nice to see CaBi growing. It would be cool to see one go in actually at the Potomac Yard shopping center a few blocks south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creadinger View Post
    Anyway, it's nice to see CaBi growing. It would be cool to see one go in actually at the Potomac Yard shopping center a few blocks south.
    The history behind that station being where it is and the size it is, is that FAST Potomac Yard TMA sponsored the station (they paid for it, so they get to choose the location). That area is growing very quickly so the idea is that down the line the station would actually be broken up into two smaller stations. Just one of the benefits of having a modular system!

    If you'd like to see more expansion of CB in Alexandria, like in Potomac Yard for example, please add your suggestions to the crowdsourcing map (http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/b...dsourcing-map/)

    You should also contact Alexandria directly. This website says, "For more information about the bike share program, please call 703.746.4686 or email: localmotion@alexandriava.gov."
    Last edited by Tim Kelley; 11-15-2012 at 07:52 AM.

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    Just a heads up that the TDP is out of draft and the finalized plan can be viewed here: http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/b...elopment-plan/

    Happy Reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    Just a heads up that the TDP is out of draft and the finalized plan can be viewed here: http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/b...elopment-plan/

    Happy Reading!
    While I'm glad the demand for CaBi, along the western Custis corridor out to EFC, is clearly shown on the maps and surveys, it sucks there doesn't seem to be any planned funding for expansion out that way. I vote we toll I-66 and use all proceeds for CaBi!

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    I'd bet that if Falls Church and Fairfax came on board, things might be revised...

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