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New Bikeshare Location Arrives at Lake Anne Plaza

by Dave Emke — February 23, 2017 at 2:45 pm 6 Comments

Bikeshare rental at Lake Anne Plaza

Another Capital Bikeshare location recently opened in Reston, this one at the intersection of North Shore Drive and Village Road at Lake Anne.

The first nine Capital Bikeshare sites in Reston were unveiled in October. Fifteen in total are planned for the community, with 132 bicycles among them. Along with 14 sites in Tysons, these are the first Bikeshare locations in Fairfax County. There are more than 400 in the entire network.

“We are pleased to have Capital Bikeshare arrive to Lake Anne Plaza,” said Maurisa Potts, public relations representative, on behalf of the Lake Anne Plaza Merchants. “With Lake Anne being the original birthplace of Reston surrounded by so many wonderful trails, it’s great to have this amenity available to Restonians, commuters and local tourists to explore our communities.”

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in January 2016 approved a $1.7 million plan to bring the bikeshare network to the county.

Bikeshare users can rent the bikes for $2 for 30 minutes or $8 for a day. Three-day, 30-day and annual passes can also be purchased.

  • Tammi Petrine

    Beautiful photo! Who is monitoring the bike usage and how long the average rental is? Do the bikes have GPS locators so they don’t get lost? I just checked the listing of all of the already funded locations…

    Wow! WHY ARE THERE ZERO (of the currently designated 15 bike share stations) planned for SOUTH of the DTR?

    ZERO??? Odd. I thought we were ONE RESTON.

    And FOUR planned for RTC? Hey, let’s rethink that! Who wants to patronize that place until BP abates their greed?

    • Bobby Love

      I’d be great if there was one at Hunter Woods Shopping Center near Reston Community Center.

  • Brad

    I bet there’s going to be problems with a station at Lake Anne, as lots of people will ride downhill from RTC and the Metro, but not want to ride back uphill.

    • Guest

      Thank you for this reply — despite stream direction and such I’d never checked the actual elevation change. It turns out RTC’s fountain plaza is about 90 feet higher than Washington Plaza.

      • Bobby Love

        The company has trucks that they drive around to move bicycles from one station to another. Hopefully that will work

  • Nigel Phillips

    Perhaps they could relocate this one south? North Shore/Baron Cameron are not the safest roads for cyclists. Baron Cameron for the traffic (especially so given the propensity of cyclists to ignore red lights and red hands at cross-walks), North Shore for all the parked cars on both sides of the road. Add to that no sidewalk on either side of the road opposite the swimming pool, car traffic to and from the pool, and the school traffic during the week in the morning and afternoon. It’s all up and down as well. There was talk of creating cycle lanes on North Shore some time ago, in the enthusiasm of opening the bike rentals that seems to have been forgotten. How are cyclists going to access the trails, especially those around Lake Anne? Through Lake Anne Plaza? Lake Anne Plaza is pedestrian only (it’s clearly stated at all entrances to the Plaza – no cycling). Let’s hope renters will have the courtesy to walk their steeds through the plaza to access the facilities or trails. Not riding through and expecting pedestrians to get out of their way as currently so often happens.

    This has to take the prize for the most poorly thought out location in Reston for a bike rental.

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