How are you preparing for Car Free Day 2018?

      August 10, 2018

      Mark your calendars! Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 are Car Free Days. Celebrated around the world, this is a free event in which people are encouraged to get around town without driving alone in cars. The entire community is invited to take different modes of transportation such as train, metro, bus, carpool, or bike. Or, maybe cut the commute completely and telework. The goal is to reduce traffic congestion, create a greener environment, reduce the demand for gasoline, and help people save money and reduce stress! Over 1,500 cities in 40 countries will participate in Car Free Day 2018....

      Orange, Blue & Silver Line Disruptions

      August 08, 2018

      Beginning August 11 through August 29th, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines resulting in reduced service to all stations on those lines. Due to single tracking, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes, including during your morning and afternoon commutes. The Blue line will only operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery, with trains operating every 16 minutes during rush hour periods....

      Transportation Guide to Audi Field

      July 12, 2018

      How to get to Audi Field for the Grand Opening...

      Brush Up on Cycling Etiquette

      July 11, 2018

      Peak tourist season has arrived in DC, and many visitors choose to get around on two wheels. Our streets and sidewalks are particularly crowded this time of year, and it’s important that every rider does their part to ensure that everyone can get around quickly and safely...

      Roll to the Watering Hole

      July 10, 2018

      As we traverse the hottest month of the year, temperatures and humidity are at their annual high. But have no fear, goDCgo has put together a guide to help you stay cool by hitting up the pool! Below you will find a list of all the public pools that are accessible by Capital Bikeshare. Rides start at just $2 for a single trip under 30 minutes. For more information and passes, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com. ...

      No Red Line Service? No problem! 3 Alternate Routes

      July 10, 2018

      Beginning July 21, WMATA will be performing scheduled maintenance work along the Red Line, resulting in the closure of both the Brookland-CUA Metro Station and Rhode Island Ave Metro Station until September 3. There will be no Red Line service between Fort Totten and NOMA Metro stations during this time. To assist you with these commute disruptions, goDCgo has compiled 3 great alternative routes to help you navigate your commute. Try out one of the options below and tag us with #CommuteSmarterNotHarder during the shutdown for a chance to win a free month of Capital Bikeshare!   Bike the Metropolitan Branch Trail to Save Time and Money  20-minute commute from Fort Totten to NOMA, $2 per ride with Capital Bikeshare. Take the Metropolitan Branch Trail for an off-street trail (completely separated from car traffic for most of the way) stretching from Fort Totten to Union Station (see picture, right) where you can easily transfer to the Red Line. There is a Capital Bikeshare station at all four affected Metro stops, download the CaBi App to quickly purchase a $2 trip and be on your way in no time!  A Capital Bikeshare corral with unlimited parking will be available at 3rd St. NE and M St. NE from 8am-1pm, on Monday - Friday from 7/23 – 8/31, so you can easily drop off your bike. Dockless bikeshare or a scooter are other great alternatives for commuting. Express Buses and Shuttles Commute times will vary depending on traffic but the shuttles are free.  Free Shuttles will replace service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. There will be additional express shuttles from Brookland and Rhode Island Ave to Metro Center, Gallery Place, and Union Station neighborhoods. The MetroExtra G9 usually operates only during rush hour, but during the shutdown will run at all times Metrorail is open. This route connects to Shaw-Howard & McPherson Square Metro stations. It will operate in a temporary dedicated bus lane on Rhode Island Avenue NE to allow buses to avoid congestion. P6 originates at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station, with connections to numerous downtown Metrorail stations. 80 stops at numerous Metrorail stations, including Brookland. Check out the map below for additional bus route options and this map for the free express shuttles. Alternative Rail Options MARC train, 30-minute commute and $5 one-way. Green and Yellow lines will be operating additional trains to accommodate riders that transfer between Fort Totten and Gallery Place to avoid the closed stations. The MARC Brunswick Line has a stop in Rockville Silver Spring before reaching Union Station where a connection can be made to Red Line. The MARC Brunswick Line operates on weekdays only. If you have additional questions, please tweet us @godcgo or email info@godcgo.com. WMATA has additional info here. ...

      Dock Your Bike to Get the Green Light

      June 30, 2018

      To end your CaBi trip successfully (and avoid overage charges), you must return your bike to a Capital Bikeshare station at the end of your trip! Once you find an available docking station, push your bike firmly into an empty dock and wait for the green light to make sure it's properly locked. If you need a refresher on how to properly dock your bike, Capital Bikeshare has a video that makes it as easy as 1-2-3.      ...

      Dc Circulator Service changes

      June 18, 2018

      Effective June 24, 2018, the DC Circulator is implementing major service changes including two route realignments, increased service hours on select routes and a revised fare payment option. ...

      Tips to Protect Your Personal Bike

      May 22, 2018

      By Jane Jacobs...

      Free City Cycling Class and Community Rides for CaBi Members!

      May 16, 2018

      Spring is in the air, which means the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) cycling classes have finally returned! And, in even better news: City Cycling class or Community Ride are free to Capital Bikeshare members! ...

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