Scenario 4 (Trail-focused expansion) is the worst scenario if it places Capital Bikeshare stations in the parks and natural areas thr
Scenario 4 (Trail-focused expansion) is the worst scenario if it places Capital Bikeshare stations in the parks and natural areas through which these trails travel. The stations and their large unsightly signs will clutter the parks and detract from the public's enjoyment of the parks and the trails. Paving for the stations will create impermeable surfaces, increasing run-off into nearby streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Construction of the stations will destroy green space. Increased mowing around the stations will adversely affect natural areas near the trails.
Any Bikeshare stations near the trails must be located on surfaces that are already paved, especially those already used for transportation purposes. It is better to reallocate transportation uses (for example, from parking spaces to Bikeshare stations) that to pave over green areas to create Bikeshare stations.
The draft final constrained expansion plan has been posted to this page (the homepage).
The secnarios were developed for the first public comment period for this plan, March-April 2012, and are now archived. It was not anticipated that one of the scenarios would be selected and adopted strictly as described. Rather, the expansion scenarios were created to serve as a general guide to the options for expansion in the six-year period.
Further information about the draft final expansion plan can be found on BikeArlington's website: http://www.bikearlington.com/pages/bikesharing/arlington-bikeshare-transit-development-plan/draft-final-expansion-plan/