The DC Department of Transporation is installing a Capital Bikeshare station just north of Sherman Circle on Kansas Avenue, increasing the availability of the docked bikes for residents.
DDOT said this installation is in response to having received more than 30 requests for a bikeshare dock north of Sherman Circle. The plan is to install the dock by late September on the north west side of the Circle on Kansas Ave NW between the existing bike lane and the sidewalk, pending resident feedback. (According to DDOT, if there is significant negative feedback, then they'll consider not installing the bikeshare rack.)
It will not require the removal of any parking spots.
"I like the idea of a bikeshare station, which I believe will increase access to affordable transportation, especially for those who will use it for work or school," said Amy Hemingway, ANC Commission for 4D06. "It's reassuring to know that more than 30 residents have requested a station in this area. DDOT reacted to this feedback, taking the steps to evaluate the surrounding neighborhood and ultimately picked this specific location for various reasons [they] outlined. They indicate neither safety nor parking will be compromised - which I imagine will satisfy many residents. That said, I welcome any and all feedback about DDOT's proposal in the coming weeks."
According to DDOT, the Capital bikeshare stations are pretty quick to install (normally one day) and don't require any construction or digging, as they are solar-powered. Stations generally hold 19 bikes.
Capital Bikeshare has stations all over DC, with a strong concentration downtown (meaning it's a great way of getting to work and getting some exercise). There are already a few locations in the Petworth area.
They offer low pricing on rides, from per hour to annual passes. You can sign up or get more info on their website.