Monday, May 3, 2010

DC Bikestation

Sorry for the lull in posts. I was in DC through the weekend and was a pretty busy. Either way, every time I visit that city, I get so inspired about cycling and the future of bike commuting in our country. DC is just swarming with bikes and the deeper I explore the city and the initiatives that they are pushing, the more that I love it.

Bikestation Washington, D.C. houses over 100 bicycles in a 1,600 sq.ft. ultra-modern glass and steel design, and is part of a growing network of Bikestations and related transit centers springing up in cities across the U.S. It is a completely secure facility available by membership, Bikestation Washington, D.C. represents this new approach to alternative transportation. The facility is staffed 66 hours per week and available to members 24/7. In addition to secure bike parking, the facility also provides a changing room, lockers, bike rental, bike repair and retail sales. The Bikestation location at Union Station allows commuters to take public transportation to the station, pick up their bicycles and go to work, shopping or entertainment.

Below are some shots of the new Bikestation DC at Union Station, bikes that were chained up to the White House fence, and a video of the station and how it works, from Street Films.



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