Board of Public Works Funds Five More Down County Bikeshare Stations
The State Board of Public Works (BPW) recently approved $250,000 to purchase and construct five new Capital Bikeshare Down County stations to augment the County’s existing 49-station system.
Two more stations will be added upon arrival of the additional station equipment. The five new stations are expected to be installed in spring 2016. The County will fund the bikes and operating expenses.
Usage of the County’s Bikeshare program nearly doubled from 1,630 in March to 3,182 in April, an increase of 95 percent. The total number of trips since the program began, in September 2013, through April 2014 is 11,533.