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
CEH Artist Expo and Craft Fair

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Last day of SafeTrack Surge 11

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Holiday Dec. 25 and 26

Sunday, December 25, 2016

New Year's Holiday Jan. 1 and 2

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2017

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Feds order Metro to take new safety actions

Melanie Zanona, December 9, 2016, The Hill

Feds: Despite improvements, Metro's power system is 'deteriorated'

Martine Powers, December 9, 2016, Washington Post

Va. readies new-style interchange on I-66

Robert Thomson, December 8, 2016, Washington Post

Contract workers at National, Dulles airports vote to strike

Lori Aratani, December 8, 2016, Washington Post

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