- First in nation to offer cash membership
- Helps those without credit or debit cards
- One-year pilot program
Arlington County is now accepting cash payment from Arlington residents for an annual Capital Bikeshare membership and user fees. This one-year pilot program is designed to expand usage of Capital Bikeshare in Arlington and make it easier for Arlingtonians who don’t have a credit or debit card, or prefer to pay cash, to join.
“We think this program will make it even easier for Arlingtonians to join the already very successful Capital Bikeshare program,” said Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hynes. “We want to offer everyone in Arlington the opportunity to quickly, easily sign-up for this inexpensive and healthy way to get around the County and the region.”
Arlington residents can sign-up for a Capital Bikeshare membership at any of Arlington’s five Commuter Store locations. To sign-up, residents must bring:
- A current government-issued photo ID with their Arlington address shown, such as a driver’s license, or
- A passport, Permanent Resident Card, or Employment Authorization Card along with a copy of a utility bill dated within the past 60 days with their name and Arlington address.
For as little as $16 toward the standard price of an annual membership with monthly installments, residents can open an account. This covers the $7 monthly membership fee plus usage fees for trips beyond the first thirty minutes. Another option is paying $100 in cash for the annual membership cost of $75, and the remaining $25 will be used towards usage fees.
Pay – and Go!
Commuter Store staff will register customers and provide a member fob, so they can begin using Capital Bikeshare immediately. Arlington will debit their account with monthly membership and usage fees as they occur and notify the member when the account credit runs low in order to add more money.
About Capital Bikeshare
Capital Bikeshare is a joint program from Arlington, Washington, D.C., Alexandria and Montgomery County. Members use a key fob to check out a bike from a docking station, ride to their destination and return the bike to another docking station. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free. There are more than 300 stations and 2500 bikes in the region.