New Bike Racks in January

February 13th, 2012

Since our last update, Metro’s Plant Maintenance crews have installed new bike racks with additional space for over 140 bicycles at 7 more stations in January.  New racks have been installed under existing overhangs and other spaces at Capitol Heights, Stadium-Armory, Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood, Potomac Ave, Largo Town Center, Van Ness-UDC, and Glenmont as part of “Implementation Strategy 1″ in Metro’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Element of 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program.

We’ve been taking pictures along the way! We took these right after installation, sometimes in the cold or rain, so there aren’t many bikes on them yet, but we hope to be all ready for the biking season to begin in the spring.  Glenmont pictures coming soon.

Stadium Armory Bike racks Jan 2012

Largo Town Center bike racks Jan 2012

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  1. Michael Perkins
    February 13th, 2012 at 21:58 | #1

    Is it policy, funding, or political will that prevents Metro from installing more bike racks *inside* the East Falls Church metro station? There’s plenty of space inside the fare gates on both sides of the ground floor. Lots of empty space.

  2. Justin
    February 15th, 2012 at 17:44 | #2

    @Michael Perkins Unfortunately, racks inside the faregates presents enforcement concerns, as bikes are restricted from trains during peak periods. We’ve looked at creating a structure back there, but the design didn’t work very well from a safety standpoint. We’ll add some racks to the front of the station area in the immediate term. For the longer term, we’re looking at a secure facility along the lines of what we’re constructing at College Park.

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