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DDOT Welcomes First Key Fob Dispensing Bikeshare Station to DC

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635,
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668,

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) unveiled the first key fob dispensing Capital Bikeshare station in the District of Columbia. The new technology allows Bikeshare members to pick up a fob at the station, instead of waiting for new or replacement fobs to arrive via mail. The new station is located at 15th Street NW and M Street NW, an intersection with two protected bike lanes. With this station, DC joins Arlington and Montgomery County who have already launched key fob dispensing at select stations.

To find other key fob dispensing stations, visit the Capital Bikeshare system map. The black fob decal indicates key fob dispensing stations.

Riders will also notice new map panels at Bikeshare Stations. The maps features:

  • Visual and bilingual step-by-step instructions for renting a bike;
  • A broader view of the city in relation to the station location; and
  • A radial key that provides ride time estimates.

The maps are prototypes. They will continue to be reviewed and updated to ensure they provide the most-needed information to the best scale and format possible. Feedback is welcome and can be submitted to (Header 'Map Panel Feedback').

Along with new stations, Capital Bikeshare is now offering riders 'day key' short-term memberships. Visit for more information.

The new station maps and key fob dispensing technology is part of the District’s three-year Capital Bikeshare expansion plan. To learn more about the system, the three-year plan, and other new additions, including the new 'day key' short-term memberships, visit

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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