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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Capital Bikeshare installs docking station on Mount Vernon Campus

Capital Bikeshare announced Friday that the Mount Vernon Campus received a Capital Bikeshare docking station.

Capital Bikeshare, a bike-sharing network for the D.C. area, installed a bike-docking station on Whitehaven Parkway and Foxhall Road NW, next to the Vern’s entrance. The station has 19 docking spots for bicycles, according to the Capital Bikeshare system map.

The docking station is the first on the Vern, with the nearest station 0.3 miles away from campus on Macarthur Boulevard NW and U Street, according to the system map. There are over 700 docking stations in the D.C. area, according to Capital Bikeshare’s website.

Officials said they would provide more “short-term and long-term” bike parking stations on the Vern, thus “enhancing transportation accessibility” in the approved Mount Vernon Campus Plan for 2022-31.

There are four docking stations on the Foggy Bottom Campus, with stations outside Strong Hall, Duques Hall, GW Hospital and Western Market Foodhall, according to the system map. The map shows there are also docking stations outside Whole Foods Market, James Monroe Park and the American Red Cross Building.

The District will have received 700 next-generation e-bikes by Monday. The new bike model is the second Capital Bikeshare e-bike and can travel 20 miles per hour, with 60-mile batteries and enhanced safety features like LED lights and reflective paint.

D.C. officials installed more than 45 miles of bike lanes since Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Vision Zero traffic safety program began in 2015. The program has “fallen short” of its goal to end traffic deaths by 2015, according to D.C. officials in an October report.

Vision Zero data shows that 10 cyclists died and 1,491 cyclist injuries were reported in D.C. between 2017 and 2021.

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