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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          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          528
          14th Street Bridge
          913
          Arlington Mill Trail
          474
          Ballston Connector
          238
          Bluemont Connector
          203
          CC Connector
          857
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          186
          Custis Bon Air Park
          1146
          Custis Rosslyn
          2075
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          123
          Joyce St NB
          50
          Joyce St SB
          27
          Key Bridge East
          1250
          Key Bridge West
          547
          Military NB bike lane
          52
          Military SB bike lane
          46
          MVT Airport South
          2861
          Quincy NB bike lane
          91
          Quincy SB bike lane
          85
          Roosevelt Bridge
          243
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1185
          TR Island Bridge
          1547
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1690
          WOD Bon Air West
          1922
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1401
          WOD East Falls Church
          1463
          Wilson WB bike lane
          216

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          728
          14th Street Bridge
          315
          Arlington Mill Trail
          475
          Ballston Connector
          203
          Bluemont Connector
          268
          CC Connector
          486
          Custis Bon Air Park
          539
          Custis Rosslyn
          330
          Joyce St NB
          65
          Joyce St SB
          103
          Key Bridge East
          2442
          Key Bridge West
          1276
          MVT Airport South
          263
          Roosevelt Bridge
          162
          TR Island Bridge
          1389
          WOD Bon Air Park
          762
          WOD Bon Air West
          761
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1373
          WOD East Falls Church
          457

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          6900540
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