D.C., Arlington Expand Bike-Sharing to 100-Plus Stations

Saturday, May 22, 2010  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
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D.C., Arlington Expand Bike-Sharing to 100-Plus Stations

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District of Columbia and Arlington County officials are expanding a regional bike-sharing program to create the largest such network in the country.

Officials said Friday that Arlington will create 15 bike-sharing stations in Pentagon City and Crystal City. Washington will update 10 existing stations and add 90 more.

About 1,100 bicycles will be available by this fall. They can be picked up or dropped off on either side of the Potomac River.

The installation will cost D.C. about $6 million. Arlington will pay about $850,000. Both jurisdictions expect to recoup the expense through membership sales, advertising and sponsorships.

Memberships cost $5 a day, $30 a month or $80 a year.

Officials said they could add other jurisdictions, such as Alexandria or Montgomery County, Md.

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