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)

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Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments April 29 - May 1

April 28, 2016, WMATA

MARC Penn Line schedule changes effective May 2

April 26, 2016, MTA

Paris introduces car-free Sundays

Eillie Anzilotti, April 29, 2016, Citylab

Federal court denies Amtrak regulatory powers

Melanie Zanona, April 29, 2016, The Hill

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
336
14th Street Bridge
1053
Arlington Mill Trail
177
Ballston Connector
166
Bluemont Connector
115
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
127
Custis Bon Air Park
491
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
92
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
667
Key Bridge West
476
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
18
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
64
Roosevelt Bridge
301
Rosslyn Bikeometer
784
TR Island Bridge
647
WOD Bon Air Park
335
WOD Bon Air West
639
WOD Columbia Pike
298
WOD East Falls Church
475
Wilson WB bike lane
155

Peds counted

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110 Trail
523
14th Street Bridge
179
Arlington Mill Trail
316
Ballston Connector
502
Bluemont Connector
218
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
208
Custis Rosslyn
881
Joyce St SB
54
Key Bridge East
1313
Key Bridge West
860
Roosevelt Bridge
54
TR Island Bridge
361
WOD Bon Air Park
310
WOD Bon Air West
317
WOD Columbia Pike
171
WOD East Falls Church
186

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2572718
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