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How to Avoid Getting “Dock Blocked” on a Capital Bikeshare Bike

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Our expert: Kim Lucas, Capital Bikeshare program manager at the District Department of Transportation.

“A lot of people don’t know this, but if a Bikeshare dock is full, you can use the kiosk to find out where the closest stations are that have free parking spaces. You can also request a free 15 minutes at the kiosk to add to your trip so you don’t have to pay usage fees while you look for a place to park your bike.”

Read more advice, tips, and tricks from Washington natives in our Secrets of the City package.

This article appears in our January 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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