DDOT used a number of factors to determine the locations including population density, employment density, proximity to transit and the bike-to-work rate and we incorporated crowd sourcing as a means to identify locations (need to give a shout out to our partners at OCTO for their help with this!).
The 3 maps on the website show the locations (map 1 – google map) as well as the analysis tools we used. The density analysis and crowd sourcing map (maps 2 and 3) really show why we identified the locations we did. Remember, we will hope to eventually expand more but for now we feel the proposed locations you will see take the bike sharing program to another level and one that will benefit so many more residents, commuters, and visitors.
We are looking for constructive criticism here or even positive reinforcement of our choices. Let us know either way. We will be busy gathering input and our staff will be attending a lot of ANC meetings over the next months so check your local ANC agenda.
Click here ddot.dc.gov/capitalbikeshare for a link to the maps and thanks for all your interest in the bikshare program!