March 21, 2011

D.C. Metro to attract more bike-to-rail commuters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s long-range planners have embarked on an initiative to quintuple the number of cyclists taking transit, The Washington Post reports. Planners are hoping to mitigate the need to build expensive parking spaces at stations to meet the projected surge in ridership over the next 20 years.

Bike-to-rail commuters currently comprise 0.7 percent of Metrorail riders - compared with about 40 percent who drive, 33 percent who walk and 22 percent who take the bus to stations. For the full story, click here.

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