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College Park Metro Bike and Ride

March 1, 2012

Being a local blogger, I was given exclusive access to the new bike facility nearing completion at the College Park metro (note: by “exclusive access” I mean I was able to push my nose up to the wire fence without being chased away). The facility is an enclosed area accessed by a control card. There will be capacity for 120 bikes. I saw both normal inverted “U” racks (or are they called lowercase “n” racks?) and a few double decker racks. I was most excited about a maintenance stand and pump outside the facility which also had a bunch of tools attached to it. The fee to use the “bike and ride” facility will be 3-5 cents an hour – not bad for sheltered, secured parking. Nice work WMATA.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2012 12:16 pm

    This is wonderful! I’ve been wondering how it was coming along. Thanks for the sneak peek.

    • March 1, 2012 12:17 pm

      P.S. I’ve always called them staple racks…less syllables that “inverted U” or “lowercase n”…perhaps.

      • March 1, 2012 2:17 pm

        And much easier to remember then the “torso-less dipod securing device of human powdered mobility machines” that I was taught.

  2. March 1, 2012 1:25 pm

    Saw this from afar and wondered what it was. Cool. Kind of weird that they won’t use a SmarTrip card, though.

    • March 1, 2012 2:24 pm

      I wondered that too. Could have to do with security. This could be a way to track individuals that enter the area by signing up and registering your key fob. Not everyone registers their smartrip card.

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