Bicycle-rack usage up 19 percent at the station from 2011.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Braddock Road Metro is the No. 1 station in the system for bike usage, according to data recently published by Metro’s Office of Long Range Planning. Usage of bicycle racks at the station is up 19 percent from the year prior thanks in part to the addition of new racks. Braddock Road Station has the greatest rack capacity in the whole system at 136 spaces. During Metro’s bicycle census period from May 1 to June 15, the station averaged 92 bikes parked—also No. 1 in the system. King Street Station has a rack capacity of 92. The census found that the station averaged 68 bikes parked during the counting period. System-wide bicycle parking usage is up 3 percent from 2011. Among Metro’s 86 stations, Arlington Cemetery is the only one without …
The Alexandria Transportation Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night about a redesigned King Street station. Some residents criticized the plan.
The Alexandria Transportation Commission voted in favor of a modified version of the city’s plan for a redesigned King Street Metro station following a public hearing Wednesday night. The city’s plan envisioned a new station design at a cost of $6.95 million, combining $4.75 million in grants and $2.2 million from the Alexandria Transportation Improvement Program. The commission voted to add shelters at the Kiss-and-Ride area and dynamic message boards for buses to the city’s preferred plan. The commission rejected constructing the project in six phases instead of two to minimize the impact to station operations and installing a brick sidewalk on Diagonal Road as opposed to concrete. The King Street Metro is in the process of undergoing …