Bike Share Station Coming to Silver Spring

Construction on Fenwick Station expected to begin in September

Monday, Oct 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:08 PM EDT
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Bike Share Station Coming to Silver Spring

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A shared bike station in Washington, D.C.

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A bike sharing station is coming to Silver Spring, Md.

According to The Gazette, the plans for the new Fenwick Station complex were approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board last week.  The complex will be built in the 8600 block of Second Avenue on the current US Postal Service site.  

The plans call for 310 apartment units and a bike sharing station.

Bike sharing programs allow people to rent bikes, usually by the hour, and return them to one of several stations located around town. Rockville approved a bike sharing program in June and Bethesda also is considering one.

Capital BikeShare is the largest program in the DC Metro area. It has dozens of locations in the District and Arlington, Va.

The US Postal Service's lease on the location for the new complex expires in August.  Construction on Fenwick Station is expected to start in September.

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