Welcome to the online comment forum for the Arlington County Capital Bikeshare Expansion Plan. This site will be available for you to provide your comments through Friday, July 27th.
Arlington County has developed a six-year strategic growth plan for Capital Bikeshare, covering Fiscal Years 2013-2018. You can now view the entire contents of the draft final plan on BikeArlington’s TDP website. An initial public comment period was held from March 12th to April 13th, 2012, during the development of the plan. Four draft expansion scenarios were created to serve as a general guide for expansion in the six-year period. The public was able to use this site to comment on the four draft expansion scenarios, and these pages and comments are now archived and available for viewing only.
The comments provided on the four draft expansion scenarios, as well as the TDP’s expansion principles, were critical to the development of the final expansion scenario. A description and image of final expansion scenario appear below. Please let us know what you think of the draft final expansion plan by leaving your comments below. Be sure to come back to this site during the public comment period through Friday, July 27th to read other’s comments and build on the discussion!
Draft Final Expansion Plan
Nearly all of the system growth for the six-year plan period will occur in FY 2013, the first year of the six-year plan, due to availability funding. Expansion will focus on building out the system on South Arlington, especially along Columbia Pike east of the Washington & Old Dominion trail and in Shirlington. Stations will also be placed at Arlington National Cemetery and at the Pentagon pending approval by the National Park Service and Department of Defense respectively.
Outside the major destination clusters of South Arlington, stations will be placed at a lower density along key connecting corridors, while still maintaining a one-half mile maximum distance between stations. In addition to the connecting corridors of the Four Mile Run and Washington & Old Dominion trails, bikeshare expansion in the neighborhoods along Washington Boulevard and Glebe Road will form two connections between the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor and Columbia Pike, while stations in Arlington Ridge and Aurora Heights will help complete the connection between Crystal City and Shirlington.
More information on public comment opportunities for Arlington’s Capital Bikeshare TDP can be found on the plan’s public comment overview page.