Crystal City

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Photo: Metrobus stopCrystal City is a fascinating complex of office buildings, residential high-rises, boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurants, all near the Crystal City Metro station. Many of the buildings around the Metro station are linked not only by tree-lined streets above ground, but also by an extensive underground system of corridors and walkways, lined with shops, eateries, and services.

Crystal City has over 4,600 hotel rooms to accommodate visitors, with easy access to Washington, D.C. and Reagan National Airport. But more important to the thousands of people who live and work here, Crystal City is very convenient for everyday necessities as well. Pharmacies, banks, doctor and dentist's offices, a post office and supermarkets are all part of the amenities that residents can find close to home. The two Metrorail lines, Metrobus service, bike/pedestrian trails, and Capital Bikeshare make it an ideal location for commuters, too. A short connector trail leads to the 18.5-mile Mount Vernon Trail.

The Crystal City Water Park is one of several outdoor lunch spots, and regularly offers summer concerts both during lunch and evenings. The many restaurants in Crystal City provide a variety of cuisines and an active nightlife.

Need help with your car-free options? The Commuter Store® located in the Crystal City Shops, 251 18th Street South (across from Dunkin' Donuts) has knowledgeable staff to answer any of your bike, walk and transit questions. Get maps, schedules and buy Capital Bikeshare memberships or fares for all the regional transit systems.

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Car-Free Transportation Options and Car-Free Diet Partners in Crystal City

          Did You Know?

          You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

          American Public Transportation Association

          Upcoming Events
          Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival

          Saturday, April 30, 2016

          Go Gaga for Green

          Saturday, April 30, 2016

          7th Annual Move Me Festival

          Saturday, April 30, 2016

          MARC Penn Line schedule changes take effect

          Monday, May 2, 2016

          Crystal City Sparket

          Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          416
          14th Street Bridge
          862
          Arlington Mill Trail
          95
          Ballston Connector
          373
          Bluemont Connector
          87
          CC Connector
          469
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          82
          Custis Bon Air Park
          291
          Custis Rosslyn
          0
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          44
          Joyce St SB
          8
          Key Bridge East
          506
          Key Bridge West
          381
          Military NB bike lane
          48
          Military SB bike lane
          17
          Quincy NB bike lane
          37
          Quincy SB bike lane
          44
          Roosevelt Bridge
          223
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          594
          TR Island Bridge
          459
          WOD Bon Air Park
          173
          WOD Bon Air West
          357
          WOD Columbia Pike
          161
          WOD East Falls Church
          258
          Wilson WB bike lane
          82

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          523
          14th Street Bridge
          252
          Arlington Mill Trail
          538
          Ballston Connector
          502
          Bluemont Connector
          308
          CC Connector
          427
          Custis Bon Air Park
          335
          Custis Rosslyn
          1505
          Joyce St SB
          67
          Key Bridge East
          1980
          Key Bridge West
          1146
          Roosevelt Bridge
          83
          TR Island Bridge
          672
          WOD Bon Air Park
          479
          WOD Bon Air West
          466
          WOD Columbia Pike
          394
          WOD East Falls Church
          324

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          2559253
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