Friday, October 2, 2009
 

Bike Transit Center opens at Union Station

The new bike parking station at Union Station opens today, with an opening ceremony at 11:30am.
The center will have 150 enclosed bike racks and 20 outdoor racks. The 1,700-square-foot building west of the station will also have changing rooms, personal lockers, a bike repair shop and a retail store that will sell drinks and bike accessories.

The center will have 150 enclosed bike racks and 20 outdoor racks. The 1,700-square-foot building west of the station will also have changing rooms, personal lockers, a bike repair shop and a retail store that will sell drinks and bike accessories.

Riders interested in parking their bikes at the center can choose from several payment options. Cyclists can pay $2 to park for one day. Alternative plans include a $20 annual administrative fee. Riders can purchase $12 monthly parking passes, as well as discounted $1 day passes in bulks ranging from $10 to $50. Riders who purchase these passes will have access to the center during its regular operating hours, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Annual memberships and round-the-clock access to the racks may be purchased for $96.

Anyone interested in buying parking passes for the center may visit www.bikestation.com.

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Monday, September 21, 2009
 

Bikestation at Union Station Now Taking Memberships

If you commute into DC and want to park your bike at Union Station, the new bikestation that is located adjacent to Union Station will open Friday, October 2. Membership registration is now open. From a DC Dept. of Transportation press release:
Membership registration is now open for the Bikestation at Union Station. Memberships and 24/7 access are handled by the Bikestation Coalition, a national network of similar bike parking facilities. Interested cyclists can go to www.bikestation.com to register. Members will receive a card in the mail that will allow 24/7 access to the parking area. Introductory membership rates are $96 per year or $30 a month, plus a $20 annual administration fee.

The Bikestation, located on the west side of Union Station, is scheduled to open in the beginning of October and will offer bike parking, rentals, repairs and retail accessories. Bike and Roll, a local bike rental company, will operate the center and will provide the rentals, repairs, retail, and daily parking. See: www.bikeandroll.com for more information.

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