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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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University Park Adds Bike Lanes

University Park just made things a little easier for bicyclists. The town added shared lane markings—known in urban planning circles as “sharrows”—to two routes leading through it. The first route follows Queens Chapel Road from Baltimore Avenue to the intersection with East-West … Continue reading

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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Headed to Route 1

By next year, you’ll be able to rent a bike and take it from Riverdale Park to Mount Rainier—or even all the way into D.C. The popular bike-sharing program Capital Bikeshare will install stations on a stretch of Route 1 by … Continue reading

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Bikesharing Comes to College Park

Bike-sharing has finally come to College Park, moving the greater Hyattsville area closer to a more comprehensive transportation system. The University of Maryland and the city of College Park launched a bike-sharing program called mBike, using bicycles supplied and maintained by … Continue reading

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Hyattsville: A One-Car Kind of Town

Hyattsville is a one-car kind of town. According to the American Community Survey’s 2012 estimates for Hyattsville, more than 60 percent of Hyattsville residents have either one car or none. That’s roughly 19 percentage points higher than the national average. The … Continue reading

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Another Stop on the Trolley Trail

People are already using the next leg of the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail. Although the asphalt hasn’t been poured yet on the extension of a trail from Arts District Hyattsville to Riverdale Park, the Hyattsville Wire noticed at least … Continue reading

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What Would Bikeshare Cost in Hyattsville?

How much would it cost to bring Capital Bikeshare to Hyattsville? The answer depends on a couple things. First, how many docking stations the city chose to install, and second, how good of a deal it negotiated. Each municipality has … Continue reading

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Why Hyattsville Needs Capital Bikeshare

Bike-sharing is coming to Prince George’s County, but not yet Hyattsville. Capital Bikeshare will install docking stations in College Park by early next spring under a deal signed by the city and the university. That follows new stations in Takoma … Continue reading

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An Interview with Arrow Bicycle

Arrow Bicycle is one of the most interesting shops in downtown Hyattsville. Though small, the locally owned shop has a good selection of gear and is listed on the League of American Bicyclists as a “bicycle-friendly business.” The Hyattsville Wire … Continue reading

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