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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Rockville Awarded Grant to Bring Bikeshare Stations to Twinbrook

State Grant Will Help Bring the Number of Stations in the City to 15

Rockville, Maryland, Nov. 3 – Two new bikeshare stations are coming to Twinbrook after the state Department of Transportation this week announced a $100,000 grant award to the City of Rockville.

The grant, and a partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation and The JBG Companies, a significant developer in Twinbrook, will allow the city to meet community demand and expand its participation in the Capital Bikeshare program, which offers bicycle rentals at stations across the Washington metropolitan area.

The new stations will include 15 bicycle docks each and are planned for the west side of the Twinbrook Metro station, near the Kiss & Ride lot, and at the intersection of Congressional Lane and East Jefferson Street.

The stations are expected to open in summer 2018. They will be the 14th and 15th stations within the city limits of Rockville, which launched its participation in Capital Bikeshare in October 2013.

Bikeshare has proven popular in Rockville. In the 12 months from October 2015 through September 2016, stations in the city registered 6,598 trips, up 571 trips from the same period a year earlier and up 1,060 trips from the same period two years ago.

Riders may purchase short-term memberships for a single trip, 24 hours or three days; or longer-term memberships of 30 days or a year to make bike sharing a regular way of traveling. Memberships can be used not only in the Rockville network, but at any Capital Bikeshare station in the Washington metropolitan area.

Learn more about how bikeshare works at www.rockvillemd.gov/bikeshare and about bicycling in Rockville at www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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