Crystal City

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.

Choose a subtopic under "Crystal City" in the menu at left, or use the map below to explore car-free transportation options and Car-Free Diet Partners in Crystal City.

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

          Did You Know?

          Adolescents who participate in bicycling more than four times a week are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.

          Menschik, D., et al., 2008

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          News Headlines
          Crystal City 5k Fridays will close roads

          March 28, 2017, Arlington County

          Uber is betting D.C. commuters are willing to pay to slug

          Faiz Siddiqui, March 27, 2017, Washington Post

          MTA to install traffic light sensors to prioritize buses in Baltimore

          Colin Campbell, March 28, 2017, Baltimore Sun

          Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

          Max Smith, March 27, 2017, WTOP

          More News & Events

          Upcoming Events
          Community meeting: Crystal City VRE station improvements

          Thursday, March 30, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

          Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

          Saturday, April 1, 2017

          Presentation: 12th St. S. Complete Street Project

          Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3-6 p.m.

          National Walking Day

          Wednesday, April 5, 2017

          Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

          Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

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          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

          View Counter Data
          110 Trail
          571
          14th Street Bridge
          2244
          Arlington Mill Trail
          349
          Ballston Connector
          251
          Bluemont Connector
          205
          CC Connector
          729
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          174
          Custis Bon Air Park
          941
          Custis Rosslyn
          1462
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          138
          Joyce St NB
          34
          Joyce St SB
          28
          Key Bridge East
          955
          Key Bridge West
          643
          Military NB bike lane
          31
          Military SB bike lane
          22
          MVT Airport South
          1938
          Quincy NB bike lane
          86
          Quincy SB bike lane
          74
          Roosevelt Bridge
          420
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1859
          TR Island Bridge
          1164
          WOD Bon Air Park
          865
          WOD Bon Air West
          1313
          WOD Columbia Pike
          708
          WOD East Falls Church
          873
          Wilson WB bike lane
          89

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          600
          14th Street Bridge
          441
          Arlington Mill Trail
          479
          Ballston Connector
          334
          Bluemont Connector
          222
          CC Connector
          472
          Custis Bon Air Park
          480
          Custis Rosslyn
          409
          Joyce St NB
          49
          Joyce St SB
          97
          Key Bridge East
          1687
          Key Bridge West
          807
          MVT Airport South
          807
          Roosevelt Bridge
          96
          TR Island Bridge
          872
          WOD Bon Air Park
          990
          WOD Bon Air West
          897
          WOD Columbia Pike
          466
          WOD East Falls Church
          429

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          1837492
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