Washington, DC Bikestation | Photo (cc) jpchan
On October 2nd a new Bikestation opened at Washington’s Union Station.
Mobis Transportation operates Bikestations in several cities throughout the country including five in California, Seattle, and their first east coast Bikestation in Washington.
How it works; the 1,600 square foot structure houses 100 bikes. Cyclists buy a membership for up to $96/year giving them access to:
- 24-HOUR BICYCLE PARKING
Use your membership card to access bicycle lockers 24/7
Free Air available on-site.
- CHANGING ROOM / DAY USE LOCKERS
Change out of your ride clothes before heading out on the town.
- PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Basic gear and accessories available for purchase.
- BICYCLE SERVICE
Provided by Bike and Roll Washington DC.
Maps and safety related information.
Washington, DC Bikestation | Photo (cc) Mr. T in DC
The Bikestation is a sleek structure shaped like a bike helmet. In the Washington Post’s Express Night Out blog commuter George Mino was happy to have a secure place to store his bike.
“I’ve had my bike stolen, vandalized and had the air let out of my tires,” he says. “Now I can finally buy a bike that costs more than my lock.”
Chicago Bikestation | Photo (cc) Steven Vance
In addition to the amenities featured at the D.C. bikestation, the Chicago station has showers and bike rentals.
So, we need one of these here. Where should we put it?