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.

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
I-395 Express Lanes Extension Design Public Hearing

Monday, October 24, 2016

Crystal City Sparket Market

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Marine Corps Marathon Family Festival

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Veterans Day - Arlington County Government Closed

Friday, November 11, 2016 – Saturday, November 12, 2016

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News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 21-23

October 19, 2016, WMATA

Inner loop of Beltway closed for trooper-involved crash Saturday

October 23, 2016, NBC Washington

Capital Bikeshare service enhancements for Surge 10

October 21, 2016, Capital Bikeshare

Stabbing on Ride On bus

Kevin Lewis, October 21, 2016, WJLA

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