New Bike Racks Rolling Out…

January 5th, 2012

In December, Metro installed new bike racks for over 100 additional bicycles at Metro stations, and more are on the way.  We are trying to install racks where demand is high, space is available, and/or where we can fit bike parking under existing overhangs or shelters for weather protection. These actions represent initial steps under “Implementation Strategy 1” in Metro’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Element of 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program, and have been taken up by Metro’s Plant Maintenance team (PLNT). PLNT has energetically taken on the role of installing these bike racks, which are in addition to their normal duties of grass mowing, snow removal, cleaning and painting, etc.  Their work is a real support to the bicycle and pedestrian program!

So far we’ve installed at Benning Road, Silver Spring, Shaw-Howard U, West Hyattsville, and L’Enfant Plaza, and have scheduled more for January.  We’ve been taking photos along the way:


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  1. January 5th, 2012 at 16:42 | #1

    Awesome. How about some *inside* the East Falls Church station? That place is like a big cave.

  2. Emily S
    January 6th, 2012 at 10:12 | #2

    Thank you!!!! As a biker I really appreciate the new racks. Thanks for thinking of us!

  3. Russell
    January 6th, 2012 at 10:48 | #3

    Where are the L’Enfant Plaza racks located?

  4. Claude
    January 6th, 2012 at 12:15 | #4

    Thank you so much for helping make DC more bike commuter friendly!

  5. Justin
    January 9th, 2012 at 19:28 | #5

    @Russell The racks at L’Enfant Plaza are just under the canopy over the station entrance at Maryland Ave. SW and 7th St. SW. There had been 6 racks here for 12 bikes, and we were able to fit in 3 more racks to make space for 6 more bikes under the canopy. Here’s the “now” picture.

  6. Michael
    January 11th, 2012 at 14:56 | #6

    It’s cool that these photos show that there are bikes parked at all the new racks. Very nice.

  7. steve
    May 9th, 2012 at 13:24 | #7

    Here is another joke….i live at silver spring and those bike racks are DEF NOT THERE. so not sure who you paied to photo shop this, but probably paid too much

  8. Justin
    May 9th, 2012 at 14:07 | #8

    @steve The picture isn’t perfect, but those new racks at Silver Spring do indeed exist! They’re on the west side of the station. Here’s a picture of them from last week – no Photoshop, promise!

  9. steve
    May 9th, 2012 at 17:00 | #9

    West side of the station? there is no west side. there is a north side and a south side. i see you know the system well.

  10. Justin
    May 9th, 2012 at 17:18 | #10

    @steve To clarify, then: southwest side of the station, approximately here. I encourage you to go check them out.

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