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, Enterprise Carshare and car2go have cars available to members throughout Arlington.
  • 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, 5.2 MB)

Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map thumbnail

Car-Free Diet Counter

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
858
14th Street Bridge
2555
Arlington Mill Trail
424
Ballston Connector
415
Bluemont Connector
257
CC Connector
964
Clarendon EB bike lane
245
Custis Bon Air Park
1306
Custis Rosslyn
2016
Fairfax EB bike lane
210
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1384
Key Bridge West
844
Military NB bike lane
63
Military SB bike lane
50
Quincy NB bike lane
127
Quincy SB bike lane
106
Roosevelt Bridge
626
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1763
TR Island Bridge
1728
WOD Bon Air Park
1071
WOD Bon Air West
1847
WOD Columbia Pike
1037
WOD East Falls Church
1360
Wilson WB bike lane
311

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1456216
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