This is a good first step. Next, I would like to see Congress get rid of the awful large surface parking lot directly behind the Capitol and next to the Capitol South metro station.
Hopefully this bikeshare station will play an important educational role-- showing members of Congress and their staff that many people do bike to work and that bicycling is a legitimate form of transportation.
Bikeshare Station Expansion Headed To Capitol Campus This Summer
By Emma Dumain
"After nearly two years of stops and starts, security concerns and logistical hurdles, Capital Bikeshare could be coming soon to the Capitol campus.
Program officials say a Bikeshare rental kiosk is on schedule for installation this summer -- as early as June -- on the corner of D Street and New Jersey Avenue Southeast, outside the Capitol South Metro station.
Capital Bikeshare, run in part by the D.C. Department of Transportation, allows cyclists to rent bicycles and return them to any kiosk in the city. Since its 2010 launch, the program has placed more than 1,200 bikes in more than 140 stations across D.C. and Arlington, Va..."