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
2329
Ballston Connector
377
Bluemont Connector
241
CC Connector
826
Clarendon EB bike lane
297
Crystal SB bike lane
85
Custis Bon Air Park
1335
Custis Rosslyn
1651
Fairfax EB bike lane
214
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1272
Key Bridge West
848
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
52
MVT Airport South
2591
Quincy NB bike lane
513
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
527
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1614
TR Island Bridge
1702
WOD Bon Air Park
1193
WOD Bon Air West
1866
WOD Columbia Pike
971
WOD East Falls Church
1469
Wilson WB bike lane
335

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
362
Ballston Connector
506
Bluemont Connector
361
CC Connector
676
Custis Bon Air Park
619
Custis Rosslyn
411
Joyce St NB
92
Joyce St SB
3044
Key Bridge East
2979
Key Bridge West
1374
MVT Airport South
436
Roosevelt Bridge
153
TR Island Bridge
1206
WOD Bon Air Park
846
WOD Bon Air West
755
WOD Columbia Pike
670
WOD East Falls Church
637

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8310343
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