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 Access – 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 – Columbia Pike has several Capital Bikeshare stations,  allowing anyone to pick up a bike for point-to-point travel at any time.  These stations make it easy to bike to other Capital Bikeshare stations throughout Arlington County, DC and Alexandria.
  • 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

Carsharing

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.
  • CarFreeNearMe 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

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
381
14th Street Bridge
1353
Arlington Mill Trail
146
Ballston Connector
155
Bluemont Connector
179
CC Connector
393
Clarendon EB bike lane
120
Custis Bon Air Park
478
Custis Rosslyn
881
Fairfax EB bike lane
95
Joyce St NB
20
Joyce St SB
14
Key Bridge East
639
Key Bridge West
489
Military NB bike lane
11
Military SB bike lane
18
MVT Airport South
1823
Quincy NB bike lane
55
Quincy SB bike lane
50
Roosevelt Bridge
272
Rosslyn Bikeometer
730
TR Island Bridge
578
WOD Bon Air Park
280
WOD Bon Air West
589
WOD Columbia Pike
429
WOD East Falls Church
441
Wilson WB bike lane
163

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
373
14th Street Bridge
331
Arlington Mill Trail
471
Ballston Connector
250
Bluemont Connector
496
CC Connector
448
Custis Bon Air Park
288
Custis Rosslyn
332
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
113
Key Bridge East
1716
Key Bridge West
991
MVT Airport South
360
Roosevelt Bridge
63
TR Island Bridge
454
WOD Bon Air Park
358
WOD Bon Air West
827
WOD Columbia Pike
409
WOD East Falls Church
289

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1715352
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