Photo Friday: The Brand New #CTHNext Capital Bikeshare Station – Out-of-Box Experience

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This week’s photograph was actually taken June 18, 2015. A few things intervened in between then, like landmark Supreme Court rulings, hence the delay.

The photo is of the installation, testing, and docking of the first bicycles in one of the newest Capital Bikeshare Stations (@Bikeshare) in Washington, station number 353, we informally call it the #CTHNext station, since it’s installed in front of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth).

A new station tends to bring smiles to the neighborhood – a survey of businesses in Washington done in 2013 showed that 70% felt that “CaBi has had a positive effect on the neighborhood.” We of course agree and are delighted to have one more super convenient way for people to arrive via active transportation.

More photos of the installation below, and a few charts (from the excellent CaBiTracker Website) that show how our station is performing since installation date. You can see it gets quite a bit of traffic, earlier in the morning on weekdays as opposed to weekends.

You can read a more thorough description of how installation works at the CaBi website: How to Install a Capital Bikeshare Station, in a Few Easy Steps.

Ted Eytan, MD