October 15, 2015

MCDOT Wins Grant to Install Bikeshare Stations in Wheaton

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a $300,350 Maryland Bikeways Program grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to establish a six-station Bikeshare network in Wheaton. The grant will cover the purchase of the stations and bikes and the installation of the stations. The grant is the second Bikeshare grant MCDOT has received in the last three years.

A Wheaton Bikeshare network is expected to assist with making the community a bikeable, walkable, smart growth community. MCDOT is leading the effort to replace the County-owned Wheaton Triangle Parking Lot with a government office building, town square and underground public parking to boost Wheaton’s economic development, contribute to its renewal and improve environmental quality.

The Bikeshare program provides travelers interested in biking the option to rent a bike from on-street stations and drop it off at other stations within the bikeshare network. MCDOT has installed a 51-station Bikeshare network inside the Beltway in Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Takoma Park and Silver Spring and in the Rockville and Shady Grove/Life Sciences Center areas. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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