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Capital Bikeshare hits 400 stations, set to expand to Fairfax Co.

Capital Bikeshare is the D.C. area's bike-sharing system but a DDOT official says there's room for competition. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

WASHINGTON — Capital Bikeshare now has 400 stations across the region and is about to add even more next month in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Capital Bikeshare said its 400th station was installed at Division Avenue and Foot Street NE near the H.D. Woodson Senior High School in D.C. There also are stations in Montgomery County in Maryland, and Arlington and Alexandria in Virginia.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation told WTOP that all equipment has arrived for the expansion to Reston and Tysons, but there is no specific launch date yet.

Planned Capital Bikeshare stations in Tysons Corner, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax County)
Planned Capital Bikeshare stations in Tysons Corner, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax County)

The $1.7 million plan will bring 80 bikes and 14 stations to the Tysons area and 132 bikes at 15 stations to the Reston area. Riders can take bikes one-way between different station areas.

Planned Capital Bikeshare stations in Reston, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax County)
Planned Capital Bikeshare stations in Reston, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax County)

 

Capital Bikeshare’s announcement marking the 400th station said the service is expected to launch in Fairfax County sometime in October.

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