One year ago, Gallaudet University was in negotiations with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to secure a Bikeshare station on its campus. At that time, no college in the USA had a public bike station on its campus. When the DDOT held a hearing regarding the Capital Bikeshare expansion on May 25, 2011, around ten out of 50 attendees were deaf and/or members of the Gallaudet community. That strong participation rate must have made a difference, because Gallaudet was awarded a station as part of the expansion.
Gallaudet announced in its latest construction update that one of the DDOT’s newest Capital Bikeshare stations will be located on campus at the east side of the 8th Street and Florida Avenue NE campus entry. The station is anticipated for completion late summer 2012.
dVELO thanks Gallaudet for its commitment to bringing the station to campus.