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)

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Car-Free Diet Counter

Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

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Car Free A to Z

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2361
Ballston Connector
383
Bluemont Connector
255
CC Connector
836
Clarendon EB bike lane
280
Crystal SB bike lane
95
Custis Bon Air Park
1220
Custis Rosslyn
1835
Fairfax EB bike lane
226
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
7
Key Bridge East
1303
Key Bridge West
859
Military NB bike lane
67
Military SB bike lane
130
MVT Airport South
2499
Quincy NB bike lane
702
Quincy SB bike lane
318
Roosevelt Bridge
549
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1646
TR Island Bridge
1675
WOD Bon Air Park
944
WOD Bon Air West
1606
WOD Columbia Pike
731
WOD East Falls Church
1196
Wilson WB bike lane
390

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
231
Ballston Connector
334
Bluemont Connector
262
CC Connector
450
Custis Bon Air Park
455
Custis Rosslyn
351
Joyce St NB
86
Joyce St SB
1407
Key Bridge East
1720
Key Bridge West
1002
MVT Airport South
213
Roosevelt Bridge
122
TR Island Bridge
813
WOD Bon Air Park
737
WOD Bon Air West
617
WOD Columbia Pike
669
WOD East Falls Church
518

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8539523
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program