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Capital Bikeshare Ridership Ticks Up Compared to Last Winter

The February cold might have stopped many comfort-loving Tysonians from hopping on a Capital Bikeshare bike. But some hardy souls still braved the weather last month — 262 times, to be precise.

That number is up 32 percent from last February, when 199 individual trips were made on the Tysons part of the Capital Bikeshare system.

This increase compared to last year indicates that ridership is witnessing a positive overall trend, and that more significant increases in usage are likely in store for the warmer months to come. It’s unclear how much of this increase is due to improved bicycle infrastructure and how much is due simply to people becoming more accustomed to bikeshare in general.

The highest number of bikeshare trips recorded in any month in Tysons over the past year was 410 trips in July 2018.

By far the most commonly-used dock this past month was the one located at the Tysons Corner Metro station, with 103 trips beginning there and 119 ending there. Also popular were the stations at Westpark and Jones Branch Drive and at Park Run and Onyx Drive, which saw 40 to 50 departures and arrivals each.

The least commonly used station was the one at the corner of Westpark Drive and Leesburg Pike, which saw only a single departure and a single arrival throughout the entire month.

Vienna is considering opening Capital Bikeshare stations, and Reston’s system may soon see an expansion.

Information for this story was gathered from the Capital Bikeshare’s open system data.

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