What's Your One?

There are countless car-free trips to take in Arlington.

One car-free trip is all it takes to make a difference -- less carbon dioxide in the air, less gasoline burned, and one less car clogging the roads. With so many ways to get around in Arlington, everybody has at least one car-free trip they can take.

But why stop at one? There’s an endless variety of trips out there. Take a walk. Take a bike ride. Or a bus or train ride. When you consider all the places Arlington has to offer, you may find your one car-free trip turning into hundreds.

So what’s your One? If you already have a car-free trip you like to take, tell us about it in the comments section below. Or read what your friends and neighbors are posting for ideas on some Ones (or Twos, or Threes) you’d like to try!

Comments

Robin
June 1, 2014, 10:03 AM

Matt and I gave up our car about a year and a half ago. I live in DC and work in Arlington. As often as I can I bike to work, yeah for this area and the great bike paths! We have biked to Mt. Vernon a few times and recently biked the C & O Canal path. So, I guess that is ONE times three...

Osman
May 28, 2013, 6:34 PM

I started my walking program about a month ago. I basically walk from 8th Rd + Dinwiddie St all the way to Syphax Education Center at 2110 Washington Blvd a distance of about 3 miles a day or one hour walk. I enjoyed doing that walk early in the morning every day, in the afternoon I use the ART bus. To keep up the walk, I use the Four Mile Run trail through my weekends, I walk all the way to Wilson Blvd and back which is about another 3 miles. Beautiful morning walk.

Jake
May 23, 2013, 9:02 AM

My girlfriend and I bike to the local cinema every Saturday morning for a movie date. We look forward to getting out to ride, enjoy the time together and it keeps us current with the years best movies. As an added bonus, it's the cheapest time to see a movie!

Lisa
May 2, 2013, 3:27 PM

I walk to Farmers Markets 3 days a week

Angie
February 13, 2013, 3:14 PM

my one is LOCATION! live 30 feet from work. 35 feet from favorite bar. (no drinking and driving ever) 2 blocks from Potomac Yard. OOPS I'm in Alexandria. But I am on a car free diet 24/7.

O C
December 25, 2012, 2:19 AM

I like to run errands - literally. I can get in my morning jog and run to the bank or a drugstore in the same trip. It saves me time sitting in traffic later or looking for a parking spot.

Alan Budde
November 30, 2012, 4:30 PM

I spend all the money I save on vacation! A trip to Europe is more fun than driving in bad traffic anyway.

Michael
November 7, 2012, 8:54 AM

My wife and I take the bus or bike to work. We just got racks and panniers for our bikes, so our cargo doesn't need to go on our backs anymore. We have biked to church and to shop. It is the best way to get to local business (hello Papillon Cycles!) We have one little-used car, so when we go away separately, only one of us uses a car.

John Flack
September 16, 2012, 11:03 PM

I've been riding my bike to work a few days a week when weather permits. I'm usually car-free. I don't own a car, but I do borrow or rent one occasionally. But it still gives me a smile to see my usual bus pull into Rosslyn from my office after riding in on the bike.

Steph
September 15, 2012, 8:36 PM

I walk back and forth to class at Marymount in Ballston. Saves time and headaches parking and it helps get mentally prepared on the way and to process the material on the way home.

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