Getting Around Crystal City

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Photo: bike trail signsThe Crystal City Metro station, on Metrorail's Blue and Yellow Lines, is the focal point of Crystal City. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. Bicyclists can get in and out of Crystal City via the Crystal City Connector and Mount Vernon Trail, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood. Scroll down or choose a link below for more information about getting around Crystal City.

FAST for Potomac Yard

Getting in and out of Potomac Yard is easier than ever before. With Full Access Solutions in Transportation (FAST) for Potomac Yard, employees, visitors and residents of this area can ease their travel hassles and improve the way they get around.

Metrorail | Metrobus | Fairfax Connector | Bicycling & Bikesharing | Walking | VRE Commuter Rail | Carsharing | Slug Line | Taxis | Maps | Trip Planners | Transit Fares & Information


Metrorail

Regional rail service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Metrobus

Regional bus service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Photo: ART bus in BallstonArlington Transit–ART

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Fairfax Connector

Local bus service for Fairfax County. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling & Bikesharing

  • Bike Access – The Crystal City Connector Trail, near the intersection of Crystal Drive and 18th Street South, provides access to the Mount Vernon Trail. Entrance to the trail is inside the Crystal City WaterPark. The Four Mile Run Trail can be accessed via 23rd St. South and bike lanes on South Eads St. Bike lanes on 18th St. South and South Hayes St. provide access from west of Jefferson Davis Hwy. Crystal Dr. has bike lanes between 23rd and 15th Sts. The Four Mile Run Trail connects to the Mt. Vernon Trail at the south end of Potomac Yard, providing a bike route west.
  • Capital Bikeshare - There are Capital Bikeshare stations throughout Crystal City, from Potomac Yard north to 12th Street, allowing anyone to pick up a bike for point to point travel at any time. The Crystal City stations make it easy to bike to other Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington County, DC and Alexandria
  • Bike Parking – Bike parking is available at the Crystal City Metro Station and at on-street locations throughout Crystal City.
  • Bicycling general information

Walking

VRE Commuter Rail

Carsharing

Maps

Taxis

Slug Line

1200 Crystal Drive and 12th Street. The line forms at the northern end of Crystal City near the sharp turn on Crystal Drive and 12th Street. There are actually two lines with signs posting their destinations. One sign is "Horner Road Potomac Mills" and the other is "Rt. 610 Stafford." More information from Slug-Lines.com.

Trip Planners

  • CarFreeAtoZ gives you all your transit, walk and bike options, including Capital Bikeshare, for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned, as well as trips that combine more than one option.
  • Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metrobus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks you where you're starting and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using the Metro system and local bus systems.
  • CarFreeNearMe tells you what routes are near you and when the next bus or train will arrive. Just plug in an address or use your location to see all the options nearby.

Transit Fares & Information

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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
676
14th Street Bridge
2221
Arlington Mill Trail
188
Ballston Connector
108
Bluemont Connector
87
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
130
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
1033
Fairfax EB bike lane
0
Joyce St NB
6
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
592
Key Bridge West
387
Military NB bike lane
27
Military SB bike lane
33
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
37
Quincy SB bike lane
25
Roosevelt Bridge
445
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1058
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
479
WOD Bon Air West
746
WOD Columbia Pike
390
WOD East Falls Church
551
Wilson WB bike lane
148

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
687
14th Street Bridge
276
Arlington Mill Trail
406
Ballston Connector
265
Bluemont Connector
245
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
354
Joyce St NB
114
Joyce St SB
76
Key Bridge East
2219
Key Bridge West
1117
MVT Airport South
242
Roosevelt Bridge
142
TR Island Bridge
634
WOD Bon Air Park
482
WOD Bon Air West
518
WOD Columbia Pike
237
WOD East Falls Church
332

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
265905
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