Cherry Blossom Festival: What to Know Before You Go

      March 14, 2019

      Are you ready for one of DC’s largest spectator events? Every year, more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world travel to the District to witness a transformation — the annual blooming of the cherry blossom trees. Gifted to our nation's capital by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in March 1912, more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees bring an explosion of life to the city and are celebrated with a series of events that are primarily free and open to the public. This year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will take place on March 20 to April 14, 2019 and we're here to provide you with all you should know before you go!...

      #BikeInBloom is on the Move!

      March 12, 2019

      #BikeInBloom is back -- and it's gone electric! Yup, you heard us right. Our beloved #BikeInBloom has passed the baton to an e-bike this year. Be on the lookout for this beauty now through April 14, 2019 and you could be a lucky weekly prize winner!...

      Are You Ready for Summer Platform Closures?

      March 06, 2019

      Are you a Metrorail rider in Alexandria or southern Fairfax County? Beginning on Saturday, May 25 through Monday, September 2, 2019, the Yellow and Blue Lines will be shut down south of Ronald Reagan National Airport for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. Customers should allow extra travel time and identify alternatives to using the affected Metrorail stations....

      Bikes, Bikes & More Bikes

      December 03, 2018

      It’s no secret that Washington, DC is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. In addition to the abundance of bike lanes, trails, and infrastructure, there are also multiple biking and scooter share options accessible in the District. ...

      Overcoming the First Mile, Last Mile in DC

      November 07, 2018

      FMLM may sound like a confusing medical term, but in the world of public transportation, it stands for “First Mile/Last Mile.” Getting to/from the primary mode of travel is a prevalent challenge that nearly all cities face while trying to plan for, and increase, the use of public transit. It can be a huge hurdle and is often what prevents people from using public transportation to begin with. First Mile, Last Mile refers to the commute distance from a person’s home (or starting point) to the transportation site and following the commute from said location to their final destination. For example, someone commuting into the District from Reston who wants to ride the Metro needs to get to the station from their house, ideally without driving alone in a car, and there’s oftentimes no perfect solution....

      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....

      Transportation Guide to Audi Field

      July 12, 2018

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      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! ...

      Travel For DC Employees Just Got A Lot Easier

      October 12, 2017

      Are you a DC employee? Good news!...

      capital bikeshare adds stations in wards 7 & 8

      October 10, 2017

      Last month, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut the ribbon on eight new Capital Bikeshare stations in Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C. The ribbon cutting, which took place on Capital Bikeshare’s seventh anniversary, was led by the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) and was attended by both the Mayor and the interim Director of DDOT....

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