Support Capital Bikeshare at P&P
You’ve seen them: cyclists zipping around the city on red Capital Bikeshare bicycles. Maybe you’ve used them yourself to commute to work, or hopped on one to expedite your trip to the grocery store for milk. With your support, you and other cyclists could soon ride Capital Bikeshare to P&P’s front door.
Recently, DDOT listed Connecticut & Nebraska as the site of a planned Capital Bikeshare station. Even if you’re not a Capital Bikeshare rider, emailing your support of a station is critical. We believe that a Capital Bikeshare station on the block would: help alleviate parking concerns in the immediate neighborhood by providing customer with an alternative to driving; encourage more bookstore visits from customers who live outside the immediate neighborhood; build a greater sense of neighborhood community by bringing an increase of visitors to shop with us and other locally owned businesses on the block; and make it more convenient for our employees to commute between home and work.
Please share your enthusiasm for bringing Capital Bikeshare to P&P by emailing a letter of support to DDOT (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 15. To make it easy, we’ve include sample text below.
I’m writing with enthusiastic support for the planned Capital Bikeshare station at Connecticut & Nebraska Ave. NW. As a Politics & Prose member and regular bookstore shopper, I look forward to a bikeshare station on the block. Capital Bikeshare will provide a convenient and easy way for me and other book lovers to attend Politics & Prose’s author events and to shop at the city’s most renowned independent bookstore. Additionally, other locally owned businesses on the block—including Modern Times Coffeehouse, Jake’s American Grille, Terasol, Comet Ping Pong, and Buck’s—will benefit from increased bike and foot traffic brought to the community by the addition of a bikeshare station.