Bicycling is a space-efficient, healthy, green way to move many people around DC and our region. DC's Business Improvement Districts, government officials, and advocates like the Washington Area Bicyclist Association work together to design, build, and support safe, comfortable, and convenient bicycle infrasturcture including bike lanes and racks.

From the Blog

    • What does 14th Street need for buses, bicyclists, and walkers?

      By David Whitehead     June 18th, 2018

      The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is taking a closer look at how to improve congestion on 14th Street NW in the area around and south of the Columbia Heights Metro station. Nothing has been proposed yet and the agency and local Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are hosting a community work sessions to discuss solutions on June 23.

    • DCST and dockless bikeshare operators agree on principles for the future

      By David Alpert     March 20th, 2018

      Five companies now operate dockless bikeshare in DC (and two now offer dockless scooters). You locate a dockless bike with an app, unlock it from your phone, and ride it anywhere (or at least, anywhere allowed). These bikes have brought great benefits to riders... and also some complaints.

    • With the kinks worked out, dockless bike sharing could roll

      By David Alpert     October 29th, 2017

      Bright orange, green and yellow bikes are sprouting up all around central D.C. and Silver Spring, with a smattering elsewhere. They go by Jump, Spin, LimeBike, Mobike and ofo (written in all lowercase, to look typographically like a bike symbol). This is dockless bike sharing, the newest arrow in the region’s transportation quiver.

    • Jump up DC’s hills with Jump bikeshare

      By David Alpert     September 26th, 2017

      The latest bikeshare offering in DC is the dockless Jump e-bike which debuted yesterday. We took it for a spin. The electric assist make it a joy to zoom up hills and keep up with vehicular traffic.

    • Which dockless bikeshare (Mobike, LimeBike, or Spin) is right for you?

      By David Alpert     September 25th, 2017

      On Wednesday, September 20, DC three private, dockless bikeshare companies launched in DC: Mobike, LimeBike, and Spin. A fourth, Jump, is launching Monday with electric-assist bikes. A group of GGWash contributors including Tony Goodman, Tracy Loh, and Canaan Merchant took the three already-launched services for a spin (or a mo? or a lime?). Here were our reactions.

    • DC’s first dockless bikeshare, Mobike, has launched. I took a test ride.

      By David Alpert     September 20th, 2017

      Dockless bikeshare has come to DC. On Wednesday morning, Mobike opened service to the public. At least two other companies, LimeBike and Spin, are not far behind. How's it working so far? I took a ride to the office to try it.

    • How to make “dockless” bikeshare good for DC

      By David Alpert     September 1st, 2017

      In a few weeks, you'll likely have more choices for bicycling around DC, as two "dockless" bike sharing companies pilot their services from September to April. DC wants suggestions on how to ensure these services are good for residents and don't cause problems; DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST) has created a white paper of recommendations.