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Shared Mobility Devices

Shared Mobility Devices (SMDs) include pedal bicycles, electric bicycles, and electric scooters. SMDs are provided by several companies in Arlington and include both docked and dockless systems.

Capital Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare is docked system with over 4,300 bikes at 500 docking stations located in Arlington, the District of Columbia, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County.  Members use an electronic key to check out a traditional pedal bike or e-bike, ride to a destination served by the network, and return the bike to another docking station near their destination. You can join Capital Bikeshare for a single trip, one day, 3 days, a month or a year. Trips up to 30 minutes long are free, with fees starting to accrue after 30 minutes.

For more information, visit CapitalBikeshare.com. More information about Capital Bikeshare in Arlington is available from BikeArlington.

Dockless Systems

Dockless systems don't depend on fixed docking stations for locking bikes or scooters. Instead, pedal-only bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters include a built-in locking mechanism and are tracked by GPS. Users set up an account to employ a mobile app to unlock, pay, and use. They can be parked anywhere it's legal to park a bike or scooter.

Operators that currently hold permits to operate in Arlington include Bird (e-scooters), Jump (e-scooters), Lime (e-scooters), Lyft (e-scooters), Razor (e-scooters), Skip (e-scooters) and Spin (e-scooters).

Read more from Arlington County.

Safety on E-Scooters

Be a PAL – Predictable, Alert, Lawful – when using e-scooters. Follow these safe riding tips:

  • Obey posted traffic signs and signals.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • One rider per e-scooter.
  • Companies require riders to be 18+ to use.
  • Communicate your intent with hand signals.
  • Keep your eyes on the road and avoid the use of anything that may distract you, such as cell phones and headphones.
  • Helmets are recommended for all shared mobility device users.
  • Stay visible after dark and in bad weather with light-colored clothing, reflective gear and lights.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
526
14th Street Bridge
1342
Ballston Connector
134
Bluemont Connector
286
CC Connector
280
Clarendon EB bike lane
7
Custis Bon Air Park
495
Custis Rosslyn
644
Eads NB
43
Eads SB
56
Fairfax EB bike lane
88
Fairfax WB
96
Joyce St NB
24
Joyce St SB
16
Key Bridge East
615
Key Bridge West
212
Military NB bike lane
57
Military SB bike lane
40
MVT Airport South
1030
Quincy NB bike lane
74
Quincy SB bike lane
50
Roosevelt Bridge
149
Rosslyn Bikeometer
554
TR Island Bridge
556
WOD Bon Air Park
596
WOD Bon Air West
817
Wilson WB bike lane
222

Peds counted

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110 Trail
983
14th Street Bridge
185
Ballston Connector
724
Bluemont Connector
681
CC Connector
617
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
713
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
80
Joyce St SB
147
Key Bridge East
1837
Key Bridge West
444
MVT Airport South
502
Roosevelt Bridge
219
TR Island Bridge
1250
WOD Bon Air Park
1132
WOD Bon Air West
940

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5686507