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.

Metrorail | Metrobus | ART-Arlington Transit | Bicycling | Walking | Carsharing | Taxis | Maps | Trip Planners | Transit Fares & Information

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

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

News Headlines
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Upcoming Events
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 a.m. - noon

Car-Free Diet at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arts Walk - Lee Highway

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
103
14th Street Bridge
1759
Arlington Mill Trail
72
Ballston Connector
35
Bluemont Connector
32
CC Connector
113
Clarendon EB bike lane
48
Custis Bon Air Park
183
Custis Rosslyn
276
Fairfax EB bike lane
27
Joyce St NB
5
Joyce St SB
11
Key Bridge East
263
Key Bridge West
146
Military NB bike lane
8
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
371
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
20
Roosevelt Bridge
101
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
3
WOD Bon Air Park
223
WOD Bon Air West
316
WOD Columbia Pike
176
WOD East Falls Church
286
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
433
14th Street Bridge
241
Arlington Mill Trail
315
Ballston Connector
148
Bluemont Connector
138
CC Connector
313
Custis Bon Air Park
306
Custis Rosslyn
297
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
72
Key Bridge East
1315
Key Bridge West
899
MVT Airport South
274
Roosevelt Bridge
80
TR Island Bridge
916
WOD Bon Air Park
422
WOD Bon Air West
510
WOD Columbia Pike
287
WOD East Falls Church
319

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2614741
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