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Ways to Get Around

Arlington, Virginia is one of the best places in the United States to go car-free. The reason? There are so many transportation options.

  • 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.
  • Metrorail is the region's subway/rail system. Arlington has 11 stations on Metrorail's Orange, Silver, Blue, and Yellow lines.
  • Metrobus is the Washington, D.C. area's regional bus system, with about 200 named routes in the region, and many more route variations. Metrobus operates more than 20 routes on Arlington's main streets.
  • 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. In Arlington, it's easy too — with multi-use trails, protected bike lanes, and sharrows.
  • Bikesharing is public transportation using bicycles that you "rent" for a short period of time. Capital Bikeshare is a joint program that serves Arlington, the District of Columbia, Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Montgomery County.
  • Car-sharing gives you the use of a car when you need it, without the hassle and expense of owning a car. Zipcar and car2go have cars available to members throughout Arlington.
  • Carpooling and vanpooling mean fewer cars on the road. Sharing rides is good for the environment, and can also be better for your wallet by allowing you to travel for free in High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.
  • Taxicabs, Uber, and Lyft are great options 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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
1309
Ballston Connector
219
Bluemont Connector
529
CC Connector
516
Clarendon EB bike lane
24
Custis Bon Air Park
1039
Custis Rosslyn
925
Eads NB
55
Eads SB
56
Fairfax EB bike lane
136
Fairfax WB
164
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
32
Key Bridge East
734
Key Bridge West
408
Military NB bike lane
96
Military SB bike lane
36
MVT Airport South
1886
Quincy NB bike lane
101
Quincy SB bike lane
27
Roosevelt Bridge
213
Rosslyn Bikeometer
848
TR Island Bridge
1059
WOD Bon Air Park
1216
WOD Bon Air West
1470
Wilson WB bike lane
231

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
246
Ballston Connector
391
Bluemont Connector
636
CC Connector
598
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
721
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
116
Joyce St SB
124
Key Bridge East
1318
Key Bridge West
565
MVT Airport South
1385
Roosevelt Bridge
125
TR Island Bridge
1067
WOD Bon Air Park
991
WOD Bon Air West
1440

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2923002