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?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
577
14th Street Bridge
1957
Arlington Mill Trail
274
Ballston Connector
285
Bluemont Connector
187
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
208
Custis Bon Air Park
937
Custis Rosslyn
1547
Fairfax EB bike lane
155
Joyce St NB
27
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
1035
Key Bridge West
699
Military NB bike lane
26
Military SB bike lane
28
MVT Airport South
1867
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
76
Roosevelt Bridge
486
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1355
TR Island Bridge
1219
WOD Bon Air Park
602
WOD Bon Air West
1172
WOD Columbia Pike
575
WOD East Falls Church
831
Wilson WB bike lane
252

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
472
14th Street Bridge
201
Arlington Mill Trail
754
Ballston Connector
151
Bluemont Connector
198
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
497
Custis Rosslyn
343
Joyce St NB
31
Joyce St SB
82
Key Bridge East
1325
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
196
Roosevelt Bridge
136
TR Island Bridge
589
WOD Bon Air Park
647
WOD Bon Air West
657
WOD Columbia Pike
625
WOD East Falls Church
343

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5904810
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