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Capital Bikeshare Will Launch in Reston Oct. 21

by Karen Goff — October 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm 4 Comments

Bikeshare station at Reston Station

Who is ready to ride?

Capital Bikeshare will launch its first Fairfax County operation next week, bringing 29 stations to Reston and Tysons.

You may have seen the bikeshare stations being installed at locations such as Reston Station, Reston Town Center and the Reston Regional Library.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the $1.7 million program for Reston and Tyson last January. In late 2015, the supervisors OKed the county’s application for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s FY 2017 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant Application, which gives $400,000 as seed money for bike share program. That money will go to pay for needed equipment such as bicycles and station hardware.

There will be 132 bicycles in Reston at 15 stations located between the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station and Reston Town Center; and 80 bicycles available in Tysons at 11 stations located east of Route 7, north of Route 123, and south of the Dulles Toll Road.

There will be a ribbon cutting at Wiehle-Reston East on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and  Fairfax County Bicycle Program Manager Adam Lind.

Here is where Reston’s bikshare stations will be located:

  • Wiehle-Reston East Metro Plaza (two locations)
  • Old Reston Avenue / W&OD
  • North Shore Drive and Temporary Road
  • Sunset Hills Road
  • Reston Town Center Transit Station
  • Reston Executive Center
  • Market Street and Town Center Parkway
  • Reston Town Center Ice Rink
  • Reston Town Center Town Square
  • Reston Hospital
  • Reston Regional Library
  • New Dominion Parkway
  • Spectrum Center
  • Lake Anne Elementary
  • Lake Anne Village Center

Read more about how to join or use Capital Bikeshare on the company’s website.

  • TheRealODB

    So. Incredibly. Useless.

  • Scott H

    The BoS is crying about a meals tax to fund a $70M shortfall at FCPS and they are funding a F#*^%ing Bikeshare! WTF!!!!

    Vote NO on the Meals Tax!!!!!!! DO not give these greedy politicians the ability to steal more of you money for useless pet projects. If they really cared about schools, they would find money somewhere in the $4B+ they already spend.

    • Greg

      Just one of many wasteful things (including the school’s second pension) that should be cut from the county budgets.

  • Bruce Wright

    Rather than wait for a Connector bus between the Town Center and the Wiehle station you’ll be able to check out a CaBi bike, ride to your destination, drop of the bike and be on your way. The cost is minimal if you use it regularly ($85/year) and for trips less than 30 minutes there is no additional fee. I use it whenever I travel to DC or Alexandria and it works great. I’d much rather rely on my own pedal power to get me a short distance than to have to drive or catch the bus.

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