Eyes on the Street: Mondo Bike Parking at DC Metro

Bike parking at the Woodley Park Metro station.

As a New Yorker in DC for the National Bike Summit this week (stay tuned for the upcoming Streetfilm), my eyes popped at the sight of the ample-yet-filled-to-capacity bike racks at many Metro stations. Bike-to-Metro trips increased at a rapid clip in the aughts, and in 2010 WMATA, the agency that runs Metro, laid out a plan to triple the number of riders who arrive by bicycle by 2020 and quintuple the volume by 2030. Most stations outside the downtown core already have dozens of racks and secure bike lockers.

In New York you can probably count the number of subway stations with comparable levels of bike parking on one hand (maybe one finger). But when bike-share launches this summer, bike-transit connectivity within the service area will skyrocket.

  • Ben from Bed Stuy

    Nice photo, Ben. I remember at an event a year or so ago, a rep from MTA talked about how they were planning on expanding bike parking at Subway stations here in the Big Apple. I don’t know if anything has happened on that front. But it sure would be nice, since at most subway stations, all you see is the sign that says “Bicycles and other property affixed to subway property will be removed.” Bike parking would sure be a lot more welcoming than that sign!

  • Matt

    Looks like Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.

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