Capital Bikeshare stations coming to Reston, Lidl HQ coming to Arlington

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Finances have been put in place to create a bikeshare community in Reston and Tysons. The $1.7 million plan was approved last week during the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Board signed off on the county’s grant application for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s FY 2017 Transportation Alternatives Program back in October. The grant, worth $400,000, will go to pay for bicycles and bicycle stations, as well as anything else needed to get the program up and running.

The plan is to use Capital Bikeshare to place 212 bikes at 26 stations throughout the Reston and Dulles areas. No exact locations have been announced yet, but the project is set to begin this fall. Click here to read more.

Also: Lidl, the popular German discount grocery chain, is bringing its headquarters to Arlington. According to a press release, the strategic move will have the company investing $202 million in establishing operations in Virginia ($77 million of that is solely invested in building the Arlington County corporate headquarters) and will bring approximately 500 new jobs to the area.

Today’s Events
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Network Night will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Feb. 2, sponsored and hosted by YMCA Fairfax County-Reston.

After more than 15 years of serving the local community as the only YMCA in Fairfax County, the YMCA understands the needs to partner with others to provide the best programs and services. The theme of the evening, “For a Better Us,” underscores their belief that people can do better together through collaboration. Join more than 150 community leaders for networking, appetizers, cocktails and door prizes.

If You Go:
5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 2
YMCA Fairfax County-Reston, 12196 Sunset Hills Road
Cost: $20/GRCC member, $30/future member or guest; additional $10 at the door.

Did I miss an event happening today? Know of something coming up? Let me know in the comments below.

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