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.

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

          Did You Know?

          Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

          2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          2114
          Ballston Connector
          357
          Bluemont Connector
          232
          CC Connector
          838
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          227
          Crystal SB bike lane
          96
          Custis Bon Air Park
          1181
          Custis Rosslyn
          1758
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          178
          Joyce St NB
          34
          Joyce St SB
          1
          Key Bridge East
          1289
          Key Bridge West
          831
          Military NB bike lane
          44
          Military SB bike lane
          36
          MVT Airport South
          2210
          Quincy NB bike lane
          536
          Quincy SB bike lane
          318
          Roosevelt Bridge
          562
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1608
          TR Island Bridge
          1657
          WOD Bon Air Park
          955
          WOD Bon Air West
          1624
          WOD Columbia Pike
          834
          WOD East Falls Church
          1129
          Wilson WB bike lane
          317

          Peds counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          276
          Ballston Connector
          336
          Bluemont Connector
          312
          CC Connector
          565
          Custis Bon Air Park
          406
          Custis Rosslyn
          334
          Joyce St NB
          101
          Joyce St SB
          2617
          Key Bridge East
          2219
          Key Bridge West
          1156
          MVT Airport South
          260
          Roosevelt Bridge
          128
          TR Island Bridge
          892
          WOD Bon Air Park
          733
          WOD Bon Air West
          674
          WOD Columbia Pike
          526
          WOD East Falls Church
          601

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          8507706
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