Transportation Options

Arlington, Virginia is one of the best places in the United States to go car-free. The reason? There are so many good transportation options:

  • Metrorail is the region's subway/rail system. Arlington has 11 stations on Metrorail's Orange, Blue, and Yellow lines.
  • Metrobus is the DC area's regional bus system, and operates more than 20 routes on Arlington's main streets.
  • ART - Arlington Transit is Arlington's local bus system. ART connects Arlington neighborhoods to each other and to Metrorail using environmentally-friendly, compressed natural gas vehicles.
  • Walking infrastructure in Arlington includes wide sidewalks, miles of multi-use trails, and countdown signals at many intersections, so pedestrians know how much time they have to cross.
  • Bicycling is a healthy, inexpensive and environmentally responsible way to go. And in Arlington, it's easy too.
  • Bikesharing is public transportation using bicycles. In Arlington, bikesharing is Capital Bikeshare, a joint program of Arlington, the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Montgomery County.
  • Carsharing gives you the use of a car when you need it, without the hassle and expense of owning a car. Zipcar has cars available to members in several Arlington neighborhoods.
  • Taxicabs are a great option to have available when you're car-free, or when you use a carpool or transit for your commute but need to make a quick trip during the day.

Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map (PDF)

Schematic map of Arlington showing bus routes, bike routes, bicycle/pedestrian trails, Metro stations, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more. PDF, 5.8 MB, Adobe Reader required. Click the link or thumbnail image below.

Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map (PDF, 5.8 MB)

Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map thumbnail

Car-Free Diet Counter

Did You Know?

Bicycling, rather than driving, for a four-mile round trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.

WorldWatch Institute

Car-Free Near Me -- Car-Free options for any Arlington or D.C. location

Upcoming Events
Car-Free Diet at Ballston Mall

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Winter Solstice Hike

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Day

Thursday, December 25, 2014

County Offices Closed

Friday, December 26, 2014

Events Calendar

What's Your One? -- Bicycling