For Immediate Release
Nov. 29, 2022
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is working to expand Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) locations around the County, and will hold two virtual public meetings to discuss seven proposed stations in the Franconia District on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at 7 p.m., and 21 locations in the Providence District on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Meeting login information:
- Franconia District: Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.
- Login via Microsoft Teams (Meeting ID: 284 748 671 599; Passcode: qBuets)
- Dial In: 571-429-5982; Phone Conference ID: 508 541 146#
- Providence District: Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.
- Login via Microsoft Teams (Meeting ID: 291 984 257 006; Passcode: 2HLZUJ)
- Dial In: 571-429-5982; Phone Conference ID: 299 615 420#
- View Presentation
Fairfax County is proposing the addition of seven Capital Bikeshare stations in the Franconia District, increasing first-mile/last-mile access to the stations that service the ends of WMATA's Blue Line in Springfield and Yellow Line in Alexandria.
FCDOT proposes to install four Capital Bikeshare stations near the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station, utilizing grant funding requested by the County from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) Commuter Choice Program, and an additional three stations near the Huntington Metrorail Station. The opportunity to install stations near the Huntington Metrorail Station is due to the County working with our Congressional delegation to secure federal support to expand Capital Bikeshare to underserved populations in the County. These efforts resulted in funding being included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act at the request of Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Residents who qualify for certain state or federal assistance programs may be eligible for CaBi's Capital Bikeshare for All equity program, which offers unlimited 60-minute rides with an annual membership of just $5.
In the Providence District, FCDOT proposes to install 21 new Bikeshare stations, funded, in part, through successful grant applications submitted to the County for Transportation Alternatives Program Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration Highway Infrastructure Programs, Commuter Choice Program funding through NVTC, and funding provided by Fairfax County. Both grants will bring Capital Bikeshare to Vienna (in Fairfax County) and West Falls Church, as well as augment the existing network in Merrifield and Tysons. Since Fairfax County launched Capital Bikeshare in Tysons in 2016, recently completed residential and commercial developments have provided new opportunities to better serve residents and visitors by moving some existing Capital Bikeshare stations to be closer to those types of properties.
Fairfax County staff plan to present information on these moves, plans for expansion, as well as the addition of more electric bicycles to the system. The ebikes, which have been popular among Fairfax County residents and visitors, are also included in three of the four grants to be discussed.
To plan for a successful Capital Bikeshare expansions in the Franconia and Providence Districts, FCDOT is asking stakeholders, including current and future bikeshare renters, transit users, commuters and local businesses and residents, to weigh in on the proposed locations.
Comments will be accepted at the public meetings in December. The FCDOT Bike Fairfax team also can accept feedback:
- in writing to FCDOT, Capital Bikeshare Program, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033
- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by phone at 703-877-5600; TTY 711.
All comments are due by the close of business, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.
For more information about Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County, please visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/bike-walk/fairfax-county-bikeshare. For information about Capital Bikeshare, please visit https://capitalbikeshare.com/.