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?

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

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
Older generation has higher risk of motorcycle fatalities

Fredrick Kunkle, October 16, 2017, Washington Post

UMD workers fighting to eliminate campus parking fees

Natalie Schwartz, October 16, 2017, Diamondback

Driverless car investments top $80 billion

Melanie Zanona, October 16, 2017, The Hill

Metro will open early Oct. 22 for Marine Corps Marathon

Martine Powers, October 16, 2017, Washington Post

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Fall Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Marine Corps Marathon Family Festival

Sunday, October 22, 2017

County Wandering Walking Tour

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Champion Trees Bike Ride

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Car-Free Diet at the Columbia Pike Farmers Market

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
456
14th Street Bridge
1680
Arlington Mill Trail
250
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
201
CC Connector
594
Clarendon EB bike lane
150
Custis Bon Air Park
710
Custis Rosslyn
1342
Fairfax EB bike lane
146
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
20
Key Bridge East
940
Key Bridge West
777
Military NB bike lane
26
Military SB bike lane
29
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
108
Roosevelt Bridge
494
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1015
WOD Bon Air Park
479
WOD Bon Air West
931
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
714
Wilson WB bike lane
222

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
738
14th Street Bridge
599
Arlington Mill Trail
769
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
329
CC Connector
767
Custis Bon Air Park
661
Custis Rosslyn
642
Joyce St NB
91
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
2753
Key Bridge West
1277
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
177
TR Island Bridge
1471
WOD Bon Air Park
1118
WOD Bon Air West
1109
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
566

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7378859
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