Photo by Jason Pier.
Christmas came early for Georgetown bikers. DDOT announced yesterday that it’s adding 78 new Capital Bikeshare stations. And the expansion list includes three new stations for Georgetown (which already has five).
The new Georgetown locations are 34th & Water St., in front of the Wisconsin Ave. CVS, and in front of Hyde on O St.
These stations come as a bit of a (happy) surprise to GM. The ANC had requested as part of a past expansion that DDOT consider a station in front of Hyde, but they passed. The two stations would definitely go a long way towards addressing the gap between the stations in lower Georgetown and the one north of the Safeway.
The Water St. one is a location GM never considered but a good one nonetheless. The waterfront is hugely popular now, and the more we can encourage people to take a bike instead of driving, the better.
According to DDOT’s press release, the Water St. and CVS stations will be installed sometime between January and March. The Hyde station will be part of a later, not-yet-scheduled, expansion.