About

Arlington's Car-Free Diet is the easy, fun way to live a car-free lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home – choosing instead to ride transit, bike, walk or telework – you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment.

Arlington's Car-Free Diet is a program of Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), a bureau of the Department of Environmental Services of Arlington County, Virginia. Other ACCS programs and services include CommuterPage.com®,  CommuterDirect.com®, The Commuter Store®, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, and Arlington Transportation Partners. ACCS is funded in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

Arlington's Car-Free Diet Hispanic Program: Dieta Cero-Auto de Arlington

Learn about the efforts that Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is making to integrate and foster a two-way conversation with the Hispanic community that lives, works, studies and plays in Arlington, Virginia.

The Dieta Cero-Auto program started in 2013 to promote and inform the Latino/Hispanic community about ACCS programs and services, transit, biking, walking, carpool/vanpool and telework. Spanish language elements include: brochures, videos, website, social media, public events, meetings with the community through local organizations, small businesses and other County programs and community centers.

In addition to the integration and education efforts, we are optimistic about inspiring other municipalities to engage residents of cultural diversity.

Marketing Campaigns

What's Your One?

One car-free trip is all it takes to make a difference -- less carbon dioxide in the air, less gasoline burned, and one less car clogging the roads. With so many ways to get around in Arlington, everybody has at least one car-free trip they can take. Read more.

Car-Free Diet Skeptics

Think going car free is too difficult? So did our Car-Free Diet Skeptics. Read more.

Car-Free Diet Show

Welcome to The Car-Free Diet Show, the first, only and – most importantly – #1 rated 4-to-5-minute-long sketch comedy show devoted to the Car-Free Diet in all of Arlington! Read more.

Questions and Comments about Arlington's Car-Free Diet

What do you think of CarFreeDiet.com? Email your comments to info@carfreediet.com

General Commuting Questions

If you have general commuting questions and can’t find the answer online, please feel free to contact The Commuter Store staff at 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433, TDD: 711), or email your commuting question to Questions@CommuterDirect.com. You can also visit one of the four Arlington locations of The Commuter Store™ or the Mobile Commuter Store in person or call individual stores directly.
 

Photo: Metrorail platform

Car-Free Diet Counter

Did You Know?

Adolescents who participate in bicycling more than four times a week are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.

Menschik, D., et al., 2008

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News Headlines
Reston Town Center merchants say paid parking has cut business

Karen Goff, March 29, 2017, Washington Business Journal

Congressional hearing to press Metro on track work, finances

Max Smith, March 29, 2017, WTOP

New bus line planned for D.C.'s 14th St. corridor

Luz Lazo, March 29, 2017. Washington Post

Md. scraps "farebox recovery ratio" mandate

Katherine Shaver, March 29, 2017, Washington Post

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Community meeting: Crystal City VRE station improvements

Thursday, March 30, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Presentation: 12th St. S. Complete Street Project

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3-6 p.m.

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
488
14th Street Bridge
2244
Arlington Mill Trail
349
Ballston Connector
189
Bluemont Connector
158
CC Connector
518
Clarendon EB bike lane
159
Custis Bon Air Park
588
Custis Rosslyn
1064
Fairfax EB bike lane
113
Joyce St NB
26
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
770
Key Bridge West
529
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
23
MVT Airport South
1413
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
67
Roosevelt Bridge
355
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1859
TR Island Bridge
801
WOD Bon Air Park
447
WOD Bon Air West
755
WOD Columbia Pike
407
WOD East Falls Church
547
Wilson WB bike lane
89

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1130
14th Street Bridge
468
Arlington Mill Trail
912
Ballston Connector
553
Bluemont Connector
461
CC Connector
830
Custis Bon Air Park
512
Custis Rosslyn
654
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
120
Key Bridge East
3081
Key Bridge West
1445
MVT Airport South
418
Roosevelt Bridge
146
TR Island Bridge
1076
WOD Bon Air Park
661
WOD Bon Air West
786
WOD Columbia Pike
641
WOD East Falls Church
432

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1862077
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program