Rosslyn

Photo: Rosslyn Metro stationRosslyn is at the eastern end of the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard corridor, which was named one of 10 "Great Streets" in the U.S. by the American Planning Association in 2008. Traveling east on Metrorail, Rosslyn is the last stop before entering Washington, D.C., and this urban village really has an urban feel. Skyscrapers here are the tallest in Arlington, bested only by the Washington Monument across the river. Offices of nationally-known companies like Boeing make Rosslyn an important business destination, and the legions of suited employees on the streets at rush hour attest to the area's commercial vibrancy.

Rosslyn is also a key tourist destination, serving as a base for many visitors to the Washington, D.C. area. The presence of major hotel chains such as Marriott and Hyatt welcome and accommodate visitors to the area.

In addition to being Arlington's closest urban village to the District, Rosslyn itself offers many of the perks of city life. Sculpture by noteworthy artists are nestled among the towering buildings, and the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre provides area fun-seekers with concerts, an annual independent film festival, and everything in between. Rosslyn also is home to a jazz festival each September.

Area bars and restaurants provide fun local alternatives to better-known hotspots across the river. But it's easy to get over to the District, via Metrorail, Metrobus, DC Circulator, Capital Bikeshare, or by walking across the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Apartment buildings like the Dakota condominiums and the Gallery at Rosslyn are two examples of urban living in Rosslyn.

Need help with your car-free options? The Commuter Store® located at the Rosslyn Metro Station Entrance, 1810 N. Moore Street, has knowledgeable staff to answer any of your walk, bike or 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 Rosslyn

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          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          456
          14th Street Bridge
          1680
          Arlington Mill Trail
          250
          Ballston Connector
          0
          Bluemont Connector
          201
          CC Connector
          594
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          150
          Custis Bon Air Park
          710
          Custis Rosslyn
          1342
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          146
          Joyce St NB
          37
          Joyce St SB
          20
          Key Bridge East
          940
          Key Bridge West
          777
          Military NB bike lane
          26
          Military SB bike lane
          29
          MVT Airport South
          2429
          Quincy NB bike lane
          125
          Quincy SB bike lane
          108
          Roosevelt Bridge
          494
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          1015
          WOD Bon Air Park
          479
          WOD Bon Air West
          931
          WOD Columbia Pike
          0
          WOD East Falls Church
          714
          Wilson WB bike lane
          222

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          738
          14th Street Bridge
          599
          Arlington Mill Trail
          769
          Ballston Connector
          0
          Bluemont Connector
          329
          CC Connector
          767
          Custis Bon Air Park
          661
          Custis Rosslyn
          642
          Joyce St NB
          91
          Joyce St SB
          111
          Key Bridge East
          2753
          Key Bridge West
          1277
          MVT Airport South
          391
          Roosevelt Bridge
          177
          TR Island Bridge
          1471
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1118
          WOD Bon Air West
          1109
          WOD Columbia Pike
          0
          WOD East Falls Church
          566

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