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New Capital BikeShare Station in Georgetown

July 17, 2014

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) announced Thursday the addition of Capital Bikeshare’s latest station, located at 34th and Water Streets. Capital Bikeshare plays an integral role in improving transportation connectivity of Georgetown with the rest of the city and region.

The BID commends DDOT for the recent installation, located near the entrance to the Capital Crescent trail, which provides another link to the Georgetown waterfront;  to businesses located at the west end of Water Street like Key Bridge Boathouse, Malmaison, and Gypsy Sally’s; and for commuters and visitors travelling between the District and Maryland on this heavily used bicycling corridor. 

“CaBi riders now have a place to dock as they enter Georgetown from the Capital Crescent Trail,” said DDOT Acting Director Matt Brown. 

“With the addition of this station, DDOT adds another station to the Western side of the District that greatly improves connections between DC and Maryland’s CaBi networks, as well as providing crucial capacity expansion for the system in Georgetown,” said Will Handsfield, the BID’s Transportation Director.  “With this expansion, residents and employees of the growing Canal District can have confidence that they’ll be able to find a bike or open dock when they need it.”  The BID, in collaboration with DDOT, plans to expand the Capital Bikeshare system within Georgetown in the future.

With the addition of this station, Georgetown now boasts six Capital Bikeshare stations, making it an easier place to get to by bike and an attractive access point to regional trails such as the Capital Crescent, C & O Canal Towpath, Rock Creek Trail, and the nearby Mount Vernon and Custis Trails.

The station is part of one of the major transportation initiatives in Georgetown 2028, the BID’s 15-year action plan for the neighborhood that seeks to bring more people to the neighborhood without bringing more cars or creating more traffic.  In order to establish Georgetown as a more bicycle-friendly destination, the plan aims to not only expand the Capital Bikeshare program within the BID, but to also expand bicycle parking with in-street bike corrals, improve trails and connections and make the streets and sidewalks safer. 

Capital Bikeshare is the nation’s second largest bikesharing system, and the first inter-jurisdictional system.  Launched in September 2010 by the District of Columbia and Arlington County, the system has been joined by the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County to create a regional system with over 320 stations.  As of May 2014, CaBi riders have tallied over 7 million rides since the system launched.  Capital Bikeshare offers residents and visitors a flexible, sustainable, and fun means of traveling around the region.


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A Chic Contemporary Renovation in Georgetown

June 12, 2014

Open kitchen with Carrera marble (Photo by: HomeVisit) Open kitchen with Carrera marble

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) has listed an exceptional end unit row house in Georgetown’s East Village on a beautiful block, just steps to Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks for $2,750,000. 3053 Q proudly sits among some of the most prestigious and historically significant homes in the region.

This sunny and spacious home has undergone a complete, contemporary renovation and has everything the most discerning buyer would want. With approximately 2,800 square feet, there are four bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a fireplace, gorgeous Carrara marble kitchen with custom Porcelanosa cabinetry and high-end appliances, European oak hardwood floors throughout, smart home technology and many more stunning details.

Private garden (Photo by: HomeVisit) Private garden

In the rear of the home, there is a deep, private garden with multiple seating areas and an outdoor fireplace. As if that is not enough, it has a highly coveted garage with direct access to the home.

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For more information, contact listing agents Kimberly Casey at 202.361.3228  or kimberly.casey@wfp.com and Daryl Judy at 202.380.7219 or daryl.judy@wfp.com.


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Linda Press/Barbara Sussberg Opening at Susan Calloway June 6th

May 28, 2014

Barbara Sussberg, Taking the Ferry Across, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 (Photo by: callowayart.com) Barbara Sussberg, Taking the Ferry Across, oil on canvas, 36 x 30

Opening reception of a joint exhibition of oil paintings by Linda Press and Barbara Sussberg is June 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery.

The exhibit runs through July 5, 2014.

For more information on the artists, visit Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery.

 

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue.

 

 

 


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