Two new Bike Share Stations Open on National Mall

Photo: National Cherry Blossom Festival

It's been a bit of a kerfuffle -- why there haven't been bike share stations on the National Mall, when the area involves long walks, and not-all-that convenient Metro stations.

But as of today, it's over, the National Park Service has installed two bike share stations, as the press release says "just days before the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival."

DDOT says there will be a total of 5 bike share stations on the mall.

Both Washington, DC and Virginia are now adding additional stations and bicycles and the city of Alexandria is expected to launch a pilot program this year.