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?

          Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          349
          14th Street Bridge
          1145
          Arlington Mill Trail
          145
          Ballston Connector
          126
          Bluemont Connector
          140
          CC Connector
          795
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          111
          Custis Bon Air Park
          430
          Custis Rosslyn
          844
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          72
          Joyce St NB
          14
          Joyce St SB
          19
          Key Bridge East
          637
          Key Bridge West
          459
          Military NB bike lane
          19
          Military SB bike lane
          25
          MVT Airport South
          885
          Quincy NB bike lane
          46
          Quincy SB bike lane
          52
          Roosevelt Bridge
          318
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          738
          TR Island Bridge
          1403
          WOD Bon Air Park
          265
          WOD Bon Air West
          561
          WOD Columbia Pike
          236
          WOD East Falls Church
          447
          Wilson WB bike lane
          128

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          650
          14th Street Bridge
          258
          Arlington Mill Trail
          611
          Ballston Connector
          394
          Bluemont Connector
          383
          CC Connector
          490
          Custis Bon Air Park
          487
          Custis Rosslyn
          521
          Joyce St NB
          96
          Joyce St SB
          110
          Key Bridge East
          2391
          Key Bridge West
          1147
          MVT Airport South
          350
          Roosevelt Bridge
          163
          TR Island Bridge
          1864
          WOD Bon Air Park
          718
          WOD Bon Air West
          676
          WOD Columbia Pike
          472
          WOD East Falls Church
          443

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          8118205
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