Largo Welcomes Bike Share Program

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Photos by Ryan Craun — Prince George’s County Planning Department

 

Largo — Prince George’s County’s Bike to Work Day 2018 welcomed Capital Bikeshare to Largo as a newest arm of the multimodal transportation the Planning Department touts in its communities.

The company offers rental bikes available on demand at five stations in Prince George’s County and has stations throughout Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and Montgomery County. Simply rent the bike at the station kiosk and choose your trip (single trip, 24-hour pass, or annual membership), unlock the bike, and return it to a station at your destination.

When the Countywide Master Plan of Transportation Bikeways and Trails was issued in 2009, it stated, “At a time when the Washington metropolitan region is ranked in a tie for the second-most congested area in the country, there is a great need to reiterate the commitment to implementing strategies for reducing congestion…” And as of February, U.S. News & World Report ranked the D.C.-metro area as sixth-worst in the county for congestion.

Interested in improving bike access in the County? The Bicycle and Trails Advisory Group, composed of members from local agencies, advocates, and residents, meets quarterly to discuss bike, pedestrian, and trail access. For additional information about BTAG, contact Planner Coordinator Fred Shaffer at 301-952-3661 or fred.shaffer@ppd.mncppc.org.

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