Bikesharing is public transportation using bicycles. Cities around the world provide bikesharing systems as a transportation option for residents and visitors.
In Arlington, bikesharing is Capital Bikeshare, a joint program of Arlington and the District Department of Transportation, Alexandria and Montgomery County. Launched on September 20, 2010, Capital Bikeshare is a network of docking stations and specially built bikes. Members use an electronic key to check out a bike, ride to a destination served by the network, and return the bike to another docking station. You can sign up online to join for 30 days or a year. 24-hour memberships can be purchased with a credit card at any station kiosk.
Watch the video below for more about how the system works.
Visit the Capital Bikeshare website for more information or to become a member. Memberships (and cash payment options) are also available at Arlington Commuter Stores. You can keep up with news about Capital Bikeshare on Facebook and Twitter.
A Capital Bikeshare Corporate Membership gives your employees:
- a quick and simple way to get around throughout the workday
- an environmentally friendly form of transportation
- a healthier lifestyle
Capital Bikeshare station map -- Check availability of bikes and docks, save the stations you use most often
Planned expansion map -- Shows where stations are in the works in Arlington
Station Plans -- Diagrams of planned and existing stations in Arlington (PDF)
Spotcycle mobile app -- Find nearby stations and check bike and dock availability with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices
The Bike-sharing Blog -- More information about bikesharing
New York Citibike, Philadelphia Indego, Boston Hubway, Chicago Divvy, Des Moines B-Cycle, Minnesota Nice Ride, Montreal Bixi, Paris Vélib' (in French), London Santander Cycles, Barcelona Bicing (in Spanish), Hangzhou Public Bike
Arlington County Government provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation for this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.247.9299 (TDD 711) to discuss your individual needs.