Ballston

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Photo: Sidewalk in BallstonBallston is located on the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard corridor, which was named one of 10 "Great Streets" in the U.S. by the American Planning Association in 2008. Ballston-MU Metro station is a major transportation hub, connecting Metrobus and ART buses with Metrorail's Orange and Silver lines. Near the Metro station, tall office and residential buildings, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalks full of people create a "downtown" feel. Once you get just a few blocks from the main streets, the high-density development tapers off to residential neighborhoods with parks, schools, and single-family homes. The combination of office buildings, residences, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the Metro station create a lively mix that stays "alive after five."

Need help with your car-free options? The Commuter Store® located on the Ballston-MU Metro Plaza has knowledgeable staff to answer any of your walk, bike and transit questions. Get maps, schedules, and buy Capital Bikeshare memberships or fares for all the regional transit systems.

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Car-Free Transportation Options and Car-Free Diet Partners in Ballston

          Did You Know?

          The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

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          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

          View Counter Data
          110 Trail
          660
          14th Street Bridge
          2396
          Arlington Mill Trail
          333
          Ballston Connector
          294
          Bluemont Connector
          261
          CC Connector
          795
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          213
          Custis Bon Air Park
          1150
          Custis Rosslyn
          1926
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          172
          Joyce St NB
          30
          Joyce St SB
          30
          Key Bridge East
          1293
          Key Bridge West
          912
          Military NB bike lane
          40
          Military SB bike lane
          43
          MVT Airport South
          2161
          Quincy NB bike lane
          115
          Quincy SB bike lane
          110
          Roosevelt Bridge
          641
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1561
          TR Island Bridge
          1705
          WOD Bon Air Park
          764
          WOD Bon Air West
          1496
          WOD Columbia Pike
          643
          WOD East Falls Church
          1150
          Wilson WB bike lane
          290

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          650
          14th Street Bridge
          258
          Arlington Mill Trail
          611
          Ballston Connector
          394
          Bluemont Connector
          383
          CC Connector
          490
          Custis Bon Air Park
          504
          Custis Rosslyn
          466
          Joyce St NB
          96
          Joyce St SB
          110
          Key Bridge East
          2391
          Key Bridge West
          1147
          MVT Airport South
          350
          Roosevelt Bridge
          163
          TR Island Bridge
          1864
          WOD Bon Air Park
          718
          WOD Bon Air West
          676
          WOD Columbia Pike
          472
          WOD East Falls Church
          443

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          8087889
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