That’s on top of the more visible Capital Bikeshare docking station along Van Buren Street.
The new station means that residents of University Park, which has two mBike stations, and College Park, which has dozens, can now easily bike to and from the growing retail and residential development along Route 1.
As we noted previously, it makes sense to have both local bikeshare systems at a popular shopping and dining destination, since studies show people are more likely to spend money at places with stations.
For now, with Capital Bikeshare having limited locations within the Route 1 corridor, mBike is also a better deal, with options for $3 an hour rate or $65 for an annual membership (which allows up to an hour ride free on weekdays and three hours on weekends), plus monthly memberships and student rates.
That will make it easy for workers at the businesses there to hop over for a quick lunch at MOD or District Taco or Whole Foods Market — or for picnickers to head from the grocery store to the charming Art Walk.