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Capital Bikeshare stations were full or empty during this morning’s commute for 143 hours collectively, nearly three times more than they were yesterday.
As you may recall, the D.C. area had an operational Metrorail system yesterday.
The data on our map includes every minute that stations were full or empty between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today, 155 of Capital Bikeshare’s 369 stations were either totally full or totally empty at some point during that time. Yesterday, that figure was just 74 stations.
(Full stations prevent users from ending their trips, and empty stations mean they can’t get a bike in the first place. Capital Bikeshare sends vans around the region to move bikes from fuller stations to emptier ones, but they can’t always keep up.)
Additionally, 38 stations that were never full and never empty during yesterday morning’s commute spent at least an hour full or empty this morning.
Today, five stations spent at least two hours of the morning commute full or empty: 15th and Euclid streets NW, Georgia and New Hampshire avenues NW, 11th and F streets NW, Anacostia Metro, Calvert Street Woodley Place NW. Yesterday, all these stations except 15th and Euclid had at least one bike and one open dock available for the entirety of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Station status data pulled from CaBi Tracker
Photo by Darrow Montgomery