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Capital Bikeshare saw record high ridership in Alexandria last year

Matt Neumann with Capital Bikeshare checks bikes on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)

Reports of high ridership last fall held steady through the end of the year and made it official: Capital Bikeshare had its best year yet in Alexandria.

A report to the Traffic and Parking Board ahead of a meeting tonight said the bikeshare system ridership grew steadily post-Covid to a high of 109,487 trips starting or ending in Alexandria last year.

According to the report:

The Capital Bikeshare system hit record ridership numbers systemwide and in the City of Alexandria in 2023. The Capital Bikeshare system rebounded from the decline in ridership seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of trips taken by bikeshare has grown steadily since 2021 and 2023 was the highest ridership year for Capital Bikeshare in Alexandria to date. In 2023, 109,487 Capital Bikeshare trips started and/or ended in the City. Additionally, Capital Bikeshare had the highest average number of trips taken per day in 2023 with an average of 300 trips per day.

The bikeshare data is accessible online. The average trip time last year was 30 minutes and most trips start and end in Alexandria, though more end in the city than begin there.

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