D.C. expands Bikeshare program

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday an expansion of the Capital Bikeshare program, a popular initiative that serves more than 11,000 riders in the District and Northern Virginia.

City officials cut the ribbon on a new station at 14th and D streets Northwest, behind the John A. Wilson Building.

“The location couldn’t be more convenient for our employees,” said Mr. Gray, holding his weekly press briefing outdoors in anticipation of Earth Day on Friday.

The District Department of Transportation is adding five stations downtown, replacing old Smartbike stations that have been removed. The other new stations will be located at: 17th and K streets Northwest (Farragut Square), 12th and G streets Northwest (Metro Center), Fourth and D streets Northwest (Judiciary Square), 8th and F streets Northwest (National Portrait Gallery) and near the Foggy Bottom Metro station.

Mr. Gray said the District will install at least 25 more stations citywide this year; their counterparts across the river in Arlington plan to expand, too.

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