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?

          An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

          Henry David Thoreau

          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          1918
          Ballston Connector
          337
          Bluemont Connector
          204
          CC Connector
          717
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          199
          Crystal SB bike lane
          109
          Custis Bon Air Park
          1058
          Custis Rosslyn
          1329
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          150
          Joyce St NB
          36
          Joyce St SB
          29
          Key Bridge East
          1124
          Key Bridge West
          763
          Military NB bike lane
          36
          Military SB bike lane
          31
          MVT Airport South
          2089
          Quincy NB bike lane
          57
          Quincy SB bike lane
          77
          Roosevelt Bridge
          424
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1266
          TR Island Bridge
          1330
          WOD Bon Air Park
          832
          WOD Bon Air West
          1405
          WOD Columbia Pike
          628
          WOD East Falls Church
          0
          Wilson WB bike lane
          254

          Peds counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          191
          Ballston Connector
          391
          Bluemont Connector
          368
          CC Connector
          545
          Custis Bon Air Park
          485
          Custis Rosslyn
          340
          Joyce St NB
          58
          Joyce St SB
          87
          Key Bridge East
          2306
          Key Bridge West
          1079
          MVT Airport South
          10307
          Roosevelt Bridge
          121
          TR Island Bridge
          466
          WOD Bon Air Park
          43409
          WOD Bon Air West
          617
          WOD Columbia Pike
          591
          WOD East Falls Church
          0

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          4857287
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