DDOT has relocated the Capital Bikeshare station that was formerly at the northeast corner 4th & Massachusetts NW to a new location on 4th Street NW a few hundred feet south of H Street. The reason DDOT cited was construction related to the Capitol Crossing development over I-395. While the former bikeshare location seems a considerable distance from that future construction site apparently utilities need to be relocated on both the north and south sides of Mass Ave and the bikeshare station would have been in the way of that utility work.
It’s bittersweet to see our Bikeshare station move further away to a less visible spot with less foot traffic. We hope to see the station restored to its original location after construction completes. The station location had been heavily used at its original location since being installed on September 10th, 2010.
Thanks to the MVTCID for tracking down the reasoning behind the station move.