The first Capital Bikeshare station was installed today at 18th and Bell Streets in Arlington, adjacent to Crystal City Metro.
With 19 bike docks, the station will be the largest in Arlington as well as the first. The components all came pre-fabricated and just had to be unloaded and pieced together. It took workers a little over an hour to perform the job, which they did with the help of a small crane.
In addition to bike docks, the station includes panels for paying and maps, and solar power collector. Bikes will come in a couple of weeks when the system is closer to launch.
See below 41 photos showing the installation process from start to finish.