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Getting Around Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike is a little different from most of the other Urban Villages, in that it's not centered on a Metro station. Rather, the Pike is a major thoroughfare that stretches across south Arlington, from Arlington Cemetery and Fort Myer at the eastern end, all the way into Fairfax County to the west of Arlington. Pike Ride provides frequent and reliable bus service provided by Metrobus and ART-Arlington Transit.

Metrorail | Metrobus | ART-Arlington Transit | Bicycling & Bike-Sharing | Shared Electric Scooters | Walking | Car-Sharing | Taxis | Maps | Trip Planners | Transit Fares & Information | Real-Time

Metrorail

Regional rail service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Metrobus

Regional bus service for the Washington, D.C. area, operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). For additional bus routes, see ART-Arlington transit, below.

ART-Arlington Transit

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling & Bike-Sharing

  • Bike facilities – The W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails both intersect Columbia Pike at Four Mile Run. George Mason Dr., South Irving and South Highland Streets, and South Fillmore St. and Walter Reed Dr. provide good connections to the Arlington Blvd. Trail. George Mason Dr., South Quincy and South Monroe Streets and Walter Reed Dr. provide good connections to areas south of Columbia Pike. South Orme St. and Southgate Rd. provide access to trails around the Pentagon.
  • Capital Bikeshare – stations along Columbia Pike, from near Washington Boulevard on the east end, west to S. Dinwiddie Street.
  • Bike parking – available at on-street locations along Columbia Pike.
  • Bicycling general information

Shared Electric Scooters

Arlington County is allowing shared e-scooters under a demonstration program. Several companies hold permits to operate in Arlington.

Walking

  • Countdown lights – special signals facilitate crossing at major intersections, showing pedestrians how many seconds are left before the signal changes
  • W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails – access from Four Mile Run Dr. & Columbia Pike. See “Bicycling & Bikesharing” above.
  • WalkArlington – information about walking in Arlington

Car-Sharing

  • car2go – "free-floating" car-sharing, without fixed parking spots, in Arlington and Washington D.C.
  • Zipcar – locations on the eastern end of Columbia Pike
  • CommuterPage.com® Car-Sharing page – information about car-sharing in the D.C. area

Taxis

Maps

  • Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map – map of Arlington showing bus routes, bike routes, bicycle/pedestrian trails, Metro stations, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more. (PDF, 4.5 MB, Adobe Reader required.)
  • Car-Free Near Me™ – maps transportation facilities near any location you choose in Arlington or the Washington, D.C. area, and provides real-time information for ART and Metrobus stops, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more.
  • BikeArlington.com Maps & Routes page – includes PDF versions of the Arlington County Bike Map and Bicycle Comfort Level Map.
  • CommuterPage.com Maps & Trip Planners page
  • Metro's Maps page

Trip Planners

  • CarFreeAtoZ gives you all your transit, walk and bike options, including Capital Bikeshare, for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned, as well as trips that combine more than one option.
  • Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metrobus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks you where you're starting and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using the Metro system and local bus systems.
  • CommuterPage.com Maps & Trip Planners page

Transit Fares & Information

Real-Time

Real-time transportation information for Columbia Pike

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