In response to the Spokes Magazine article, I'm sure, WTOP has an article about the possibility of Capital Bikeshare stations on the Mall.
DDOT's Chris Holben hopes several bike stations can be placed on National Park Service property along the edge of the mall. Talks with the park service have been underway for a few months.
"We have not reached a resolution or reached a decision on it yet," says Bill Line with the National Park Service.
"Significant changes in viewsheds, significant changes in historical arrangement of the public space, must be undertaken and evaluated very seriously," Line says.
They also add that Line is an avid cyclist who doesn't own a car. Hopefully the Spokes article was sensationalized or all the coverage of this encourages NPS to allow CaBi on the Mall soon.
Also Lydia Depillis notes that usage growth has begun to slow as summer settles in.