interview with Capital Bikeshare project manager Chris Holben. In it Holben reveals that 20 more CaBi stations will be added this spring:
There are 100 stations now. What’s the plan for expansion?
We’re looking to add about 20 more this spring and then it’s really more an issue of political will and how the budget looks. I know we’re interested in expanding. I’ve worked for D.C. government for close to 10 years and usually things work very slow here, which is typical for big projects like roads and bridges, so being able to install this many of anything in a month is remarkable. The system is so elegant that you can put down one [station] in an hour, and you flip the switch and it’s online. You bring by a truck an hour later and deliver the bikes.
I asked Holben if DDOT is taking suggestions from citizens for locations for those 20 new stations, and he said indeed they are!
My ideas for expansion into Ward 4:
- 14th & Colorado
- Georgia & Missouri
- Georgia & Piney Branch
- Takoma Metro station
What's your CaBi station location wish list? Post it here, or send it directly to chris dot holben at dc got gov