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Montgomery County offers both docked and dockless bikeshare. As a member of the regional Capital Bikeshare system, County Bikeshare stations connect riders to thousands of bikes throughout Montgomery, Arlington and Fairfax counties, Alexandria and Washington, D.C.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is also exploring new forms of dockless vehicles to provide a broader range of transportation options. Here is a summary of our progress, beginning with the current pilot program:

Winter 2018:  Expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot is underway - Including E-Bikes

  • Pilot program now includes "pedal-assist" e-bikes
  • Pilot area expanded to include North Bethesda; Silver Spring and Takoma Park continuing
  • E-scooters not currently part of the pilot but may be added soon
  • Additional areas of the County may be approved for expanded pilot in near future
  • Map of the expanded pilot area is posted HERE.

For further information please see the Press Release posted HERE.

Fall 2018: MCDOT began considering an expanded pilot

  • Extending the dockless bikeshare pilot for one year
  • Expanding the pilot area
  • Permitting e-bikes (pedal-assist) and e-scooters
  • Outreach conducted: Three Town Hall meetings were held to obtain input from the public, plus other meetings with civic and business organizations.
    • The meetings announcement is posted HERE .
    • The presentation made at the three Town Halls can be found HERE.


Fall 2017 :  Montgomery County signed agreements with dockless bike share companies to conduct a demonstration project in the Silver Spring and Takoma Park areas. Please see the map of the initial pilot area.
 

Evaluation: MCDOT engaged Toole Design to evaluate the bikeshare pilot program in Silver Spring and Takoma Park and to develop recommendations for future phases. To learn more, visit the  Executive Summary of the MCDOT Dockless Bikeshare Evaluation report.

Evaluation of the expanded dockless vehicle pilot program will be conducted in the future.

A survey has been conducted and continues to be open to permit feedback on the dockless vehicle program. This 5-minute survey is available HERE.

 

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare connects a network of thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations across the Washington Metropolitan area in:

  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Washington, DC
  • Arlington, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Fairfax, VA

How It Works

Check out a bike and return it to any station near your destination. Single trip, daily and yearly memberships are available. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free.

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Bikeshare stations in Montgomery County

Check online for the most up-to-date map of locations. Montgomery County Bikeshare stations are located in:

  • Bethesda
  • Friendship Heights
  • Silver Spring
  • Takoma Park
  • Chevy Chase Lake
  • Rockville
  • Shady Grove
  • Life Sciences Center
  • Wheaton

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Expanding Bikeshare

MCDOT has 72 Bikeshare stations.

More Bikeshare stations are coming to Montgomery County, including White Flint and Twinbrook.

bikeshare stations at white flint and twinbrook


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Suggest a Station Location

Contact Montgomery County Commuter Services by email or phone: 240-777-8380.

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MCLiberty

Free Bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income eligibility requirements. Qualified individuals also receive free bike safety training, a free helmet and route planning assistance.

Do you qualify? Those currently receiving assistance through any Montgomery County social services organization may be eligible. Fill out an online application or contact Montgomery County Commuter Services by email or by phone at 240-777-8380.

Businesses and other organizations that have employees or clients who may qualify are also encouraged to contact Commuter Services

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Dockless Bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare does not rely on fixed bike stations. Customers use a mobile phone app to locate a nearby bike with GPS. 

Montgomery County has signed agreements with dockless bike share companies to conduct a demonstration project in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. See  map of area . When a customer completes a dockless bike trip, the bike is parked on publicly-owned land within a specified geographic area. See map of preferred public parking areas in downtown Silver Spring.

Questions? Contact the bikeshare company directly.

Feedback? General feedback about the dockless bikeshare demonstration program or about a specific company is welcome. Send an email to mcdot.commuterservices@montgomerycountymd.gov , or contact MC311 either online or by calling 311 from within Montgomery County or 240-777-0311 from outside the County.
 


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