Montgomery County just made it a little easier to get around by bike, adding eight new Capital Bikeshare stations to the Pike District and Twinbrook.
The new stations bring the total in the county to 82, and there is another bikeshare stop planned for Rockville Pike and Meeting Street.
County officials held a groundbreaking for the stations Thursday, hailing them as a boon to commuters, especially those looking to connect to Metro’s Red Line. Nine of Montgomery County’s Metro stations now have Capital Bikeshare stations.
The eight bikeshare stations came as a result of an amalgamation of public and private funds. Five of the stations were funded partially through a $240,588 grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation. The private sector, including JBG Smith Properties, helped meet grant matching requirements.
Private property owners including Brookfield and Goodstone LLC contributed to the funding of a station at Executive Boulevard and East Jefferson Street.
Federal Realty Trust contributed funding for the future station at Rockville Pike and Meeting Street.
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Yay for biking and Spring weather! County Executive Ike Leggett and the community held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morn to celebrate eight new bikeshare stations in the Pike District and Twinbrook. There are now 82 Bikeshare stations in the County -- and more on the way! pic.twitter.com/Ecg2Ztz7HQ— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) April 12, 2018