Getting Around Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike is a little different from most of the other Urban Villages, in that it's not centered on a Metro station. Rather, the Pike is a major thoroughfare that stretches across south Arlington, from Arlington Cemetery and Fort Myer at the eastern end, all the way into Fairfax County to the west of Arlington. Pike Ride provides frequent and reliable bus service provided by Metrobus and ART-Arlington Transit.

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How to go Car Free to Columbia PIke

Metrorail

Pentagon and Pentagon City Metro stations are near the east end of Columbia Pike. Frequent Metrobus and ART-Arlington Transit bus service provide access to these stations from anywhere along the Pike.

Metrobus

Metrobus on Columbia PikeRegional bus service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For additional bus routes, see ART-Arlington transit, below.

ART-Arlington Transit

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling and Bikesharing

  • Bike Facilities – The W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails both intersect Columbia Pike at Four Mile Run. George Mason Dr., South Irving and South Highland Streets, and South Fillmore St. and Walter Reed Dr. provide good connections to the Arlington Blvd. Trail. George Mason Dr., South Quincy and South Monroe Streets and Walter Reed Dr. provide good connections to areas south of Columbia Pike. South Orme St. and Southgate Rd. provide access to trails around the Pentagon.
  • Capital Bikeshare – There are Capital Bikeshare stations along Columbia Pike, from near Washington Boulevard on the east end, west to S. Dinwiddie Street.
  • Bike Parking – Bike parking is available at on-street locations along Columbia Pike.
  • Bicycling general information

Walking

  • Countdown lights – special signals facilitate crossing at major intersections, showing pedestrians how many seconds are left before the signal changes
  • W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails – access from Four Mile Run Dr. & Columbia Pike. See “Bike Access” above.
  • WalkArlington – general information about walking in Arlington

Car-sharing

  • car2go - "Free-floating" car-sharing, without fixed parking spots, in Arlington and Washington D.C.
  • Zipcar – There are carsharing locations on the eastern end of Columbia Pike
  • CommuterPage.com® Car-sharing page – news and information about carsharing in the D.C. area

Taxis

Maps

Trip Planners

  • CarFreeAtoZ gives you all your transit, walk and bike options, including Capital Bikeshare, for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned, as well as trips that combine more than one option.
  • Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metrobus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks you where you're starting and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using the Metro system and local bus systems.
  • Car-Free Near Me tells you what routes are near you and when the next bus or train will arrive. Just plug in an address or use your location to see all the options nearby.

Transit Fares & Information

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

More

News Headlines
Metro, wireless carriers announce additional service

August 15, 2017, WMATA

Capital Bikeshare app has arrived

Luz Lazo, August 15, 2017, Washington Post

U.S. bus ridership in decline

David Harrison, August 12, 2017, WSJ

Montgomery to offer free rides on RideOn Extra

August 14, 2017, Bethesda Beat

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
433
14th Street Bridge
1760
Arlington Mill Trail
258
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
146
Custis Bon Air Park
731
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
824
Key Bridge West
531
Military NB bike lane
42
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
115
Roosevelt Bridge
398
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
596
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
531
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
201

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
706
14th Street Bridge
506
Arlington Mill Trail
696
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
490
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
2579
Key Bridge West
909
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
650
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
596
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5678863
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