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.
  • 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

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
508
14th Street Bridge
1054
Arlington Mill Trail
217
Ballston Connector
177
Bluemont Connector
185
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
160
Custis Bon Air Park
700
Custis Rosslyn
1261
Fairfax EB bike lane
115
Joyce St NB
31
Joyce St SB
27
Key Bridge East
862
Key Bridge West
566
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
1450
Quincy NB bike lane
73
Quincy SB bike lane
63
Roosevelt Bridge
420
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
525
WOD Bon Air West
966
WOD Columbia Pike
417
WOD East Falls Church
687
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
534
14th Street Bridge
179
Arlington Mill Trail
649
Ballston Connector
356
Bluemont Connector
331
CC Connector
422
Custis Bon Air Park
417
Custis Rosslyn
408
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
90
Key Bridge East
2231
Key Bridge West
1125
MVT Airport South
283
Roosevelt Bridge
96
TR Island Bridge
2712
WOD Bon Air Park
579
WOD Bon Air West
616
WOD Columbia Pike
1193
WOD East Falls Church
324

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3456556
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