Tuesday, May 24, 2011

14th and R Bikeshare station moved to make way for construction

In a further sign that construction on the PN Hoffman project at the Verizon building at 14th and R is about to get underway, Capital Bikeshare workers this morning relocated the station across 14th Street. the station now resides at the northeast corner, in front of the Whitman-Walker clinic.

The PN Hoffman project is one of two significant development projects set to get underway at that corner this summer--the other being the Bonstra | Haresign-designed condo project at 1638 14th Street, next door to the AYT Auto Shop.

Unfortunately, Bikeshare is not adding any docks to the 14th and R station, despite the fact that it--like most area stations--is devoid of bikes by 8 AM most weekdays.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear about the move. I've experienced some harassment while returning bikes there and while walking by people who hang out on the 1400 block of R Street. There have also been several documented assaults and hate crimes on that block, see: http://www.tbd.com/articles/2010/11/in-gentrifying-logan-circle-affordable-housing-meets-hate-crimes-31696.html

Emilio Marty said...

Here's Bonstra's fact sheet about 1638 14th St. http://www.bonstra.com/pdf/cs_163814thStreet.pdf