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Capital Bikeshare Impacting DC and Northern VA

Bikeshare reduces car usage by 5 million miles per year

In a report released today,  Capital Bikeshare determined  members save an average of $891 per year and collectively reduce their driving miles by 5 million per year.

Other finding  include:

  • 83% of respondents said they were more likely to patronize a business that was Capital Bikeshare accessible
  •  82% of respondents reported increased bike use since joining Capital Bikeshare and 70% said Capital Bikeshare was an important reason
  •  Over all Capital Bikeshare members, this translates to 5 million fewer driving miles each year
  •  Capital Bikeshare members saved an average of $891 annually on travel
  •  Capital Bikeshare was major/main factor for 56% who reduced car use

Arlington, VA and the District of Columbia offer this  regional service with over 1500 bikes and 165  stations.

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