Linus Bike Encourages Bike Sharing in DC

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After the announcement of DC’s new bike sharing locations, Linus Bike is bringing awareness of the program to cyclists hoping to inspire the institution of bike sharing everywhere.

On January 8, Linus Bike responds to an article published by Capital Bikeshare announcing DC’s newest bike sharing locations. The city bikes manufacturer wishes to bring awareness to the program and promote bike sharing to cyclists everywhere.

According to Capital Bikeshare, 54 new Capital Bikeshare stations will be installed this winter in the District of Columbia. The article reports that currently there are 138 stations in DC, 45 stations in Arlington and 8 stations in Alexandria.

“These new locations will mean a 40% increase in the number of CaBi stations in DC,” stated DDOT Director Terry Bellamy to Capital Bikeshare. “Combined with new stations in Arlington, Alexandria and soon in Montgomery County, we’re building a robust and truly regional system.”

Capital Bikeshare reports that over the past 2 years, 78 suggested locations have been submitted by the public and DDOT has selected 54 of those locations for the program. According to Capital Bikeshare, “DDOT evaluated the locations using several criteria, including population density, employment density, bike-to-work rate, proximity to metro, and proximity to other Bikeshare stations. Residents also ‘voted’ for their preferences using an interactive crowdsourcing map.”

“We need to balance the desire to expand into new areas with the need for more docks and bikes in existing areas, particularly downtown, where demand is heaviest,” comments Chris Holben, DDOT Project Manager for Capital Bikeshare. “Basically, for every ‘expansion’ station we also need more spaces downtown to keep up with demand.”

“There are bike sharing programs emerging everywhere which is super impressive,” comments China Reevers, a representative for city bikes manufacturer Linus Bike. “It takes one step at a time to make the world a better and more efficient place and the bike sharing programs in DC are doing just that.”

Reevers adds that Linus Bike encourages bike sharing programs and hopes to see a bike sharing station in every metropolitan area in major cities everywhere.

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.


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