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As a former orange line resident (now in DC), I'm pretty happy with the placement in general, particularly that they include Key Blvd and parts of Lee Hwy in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, while still maintaining a relatively heavy station density on Wilson/Clarendon Blvds. The Italian Store will now become much more accessible to car-less Orange line folks.

The one road that I'd like to see more stations on is Washington Blvd, especially on the back side of the GMU campus (near Casual Adventure/Rocklands) and further into Ballston.

But overall, I'm impressed by the smart planning, and the fact that there seems to be a healthy mix of residential/commercial/transit-oriented stations.

It looks like, for the most part, Cherrydale and Lyon Park will have to wait for the next(?) phase of Arlington expansion, which I'd guess would also hit Arlington Blvd, Columbia Pike, and Shirlington (finally uniting the North and South Arlington CaBi nextworks).

Not bad. we we talking 30 to 40 bikes stations, no? Or that include the 4 stations already dropped?

I'm glad Lee Highway wasn't ignored, although I think you could get people to use the Custis trail more. Spout run to Ballston is a little uphill but a nice easy downhill run.

As I've said, I think Arlington will need a different model. Having bikeshare connect the little communities in Arlington could be a win. Say Ballston to Lee-Harrison, or Ballston to EFC. Or Ballston to that little cluster of stores on Washington.

This looks very good. The stations are clustered together in logical locations.

It will be interesting to see how well the Lee Hwy stations do. They are somewhat far afield and Lee Hwy itself is not very bike friendly.

Lee Highway is not bike friendly, but it already gets plenty of traffic in that section.

Also, I suspect most of the users would go N to the Wilson corridor. Easy bike ride, and no hill. And no Lee HIghway. The station placements can also get you to Custis via the apartment buildings.

As I said, it will be interesting to see if the Lee Hwy stations work out. I have never even considered riding there, and I have never seen anyone else do so except on the sidewalk. With better infrastructure -- including CaBi stations -- that may change.

I don't see the Lee Hwy stations as necessarily adding much traffic on 29 itself but rather taking advantage (like Charlie says) of the bike routes to connect those neighborhoods and apartment complexes to the Orange Line corridor. In particular, the Custis trail or the bike lanes on Kirkwood that run all the way to Clarendon/VA Square.

It's a shame that Lyon Park and Cherrydale won't get stations in this round. Those areas have less public transport to begin with, and lots of new development. Does anyone know when the next round will be.

30 stations will provide a lot of coverage in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. Hard to go wrong with that many additions.

I would just hope that they include some stations a little farther south of Clarendon/Wilson Blvds. This would make it easier to ride between Pentagon City and Clarendon/Court House within the 30-min. time limit (before per ride fees).

I've tried the Pentagon City/Court House trip a couple times, but not on a CaBi bike. CaBi bikes are not fast, so it might be difficult for many people to beat the 30-min. limit. If there were a couple stations around Pershing Dr. or at least 10th St. N., then it would be easier to daisy-chain the rides without getting charged the extra fee. Pershing and Washington Blvd. would be a good location, although I don't recall if there are any suitable locations for a CaBi station.

I also hope Arlington upgrades the bike routes between Pentagon City and Clarendon/Court House eventually. The asphalt on the bike trails is in rough shape at spots. An expanded trail network between Columbia Pike and Clarendon Blvd. would be nice.

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