Horses, boats, trains, cars, buses, Metro. When it comes to transportation in Alexandria, Virginia, the colonial seaport city has seen them all. Bicycles have been around too, but nothing quite like what residents and visitors will see this week. At eight locations in and near the historic district, Capital Bikeshare and their rented red bikes will help usher in a new chapter in getting around the city.
This morning, Lucas Cruse, a Senior Planning Engineer, supervised the installation at the corner of S. Union and Prince Street. Located steps from the marina and the free King Street bus trolley, this station looks to be very popular.
Three blocks over at Market Square, crews lowered a shiny new rack for the station at the corner of N. Royal and King Street.
The north side of town will see three locations. In front of Trader Joe's, paper "No Parking" signs marked the N. Asaph and Pendleton station.
With over 175 stations throughout and beyond the District, and plans to add more, the Capital Bikeshare has been a resounding success.
Crews hope to have all eight locations ready by the end of the week.