Arlington's Car-Free Diet

Welcome to Arlington's Car-Free Diet, the easy, fun way to see how incredible it can feel to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home — choosing instead to ride ART or Metro, bike, walk or telework — you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment. See how much you can save by using our Car-Free Diet Calculator.


Visit The Commuter Store for all your travel needs

The Commuter Store with locations in Ballston, Crystal City, Rosslyn and Shirlington is your one-stop shop for Metro, VRE, MARC, The Circulator, ART and DASH fares. Buy or reload your SmarTrip card, use your SmartBenefits, pick up schedules, or get information on the best way to travel, whether by bus, rail, carpool, vanpool, bike or walk. The Mobile Commuter Store offers these same great services with regularly scheduled stops in Arlington and DC.

How to go Car Free to Columbia Pike

There’s always something happening along Columbia Pike. Arlington’s “Main Street” is a vibrant, bustling, diverse community with a lot to offer. Restaurants, nightlife, community centers and neighborhood events dot the landscape of this three-mile stretch that’s home to over a quarter of Arlington’s residents.


Arlington's Car-Free Diet is presented by Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Arlington, Virginia Department of Environmental Services.

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Upcoming Events
Car-Free Diet at Thomas Jefferson Community Center Skate Night

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Car-Free Diet at Central Library

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival + Bonfire

Friday, December 9, 2016

Penrose Square Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rosslyn Holiday Market Festival + Bonfire

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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News Headlines
Metrorail service adjustments Dec. 2-4

November 28, 2016, WMATA

Calls to 'blow up' Metro management at fiery Capitol Hill hearing

Max Smith, December 2, 2016, WTOP

Latest designs for Purple Line stations

Andrew Metcalf, December 1, 2016, Bethesda Beat

Public transit ridership drops in Northern Va.

Mike Murillo, December 2, 2016, WTOP

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