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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 hold permits to operate in Arlington in 2023 include:

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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
350
14th Street Bridge
1067
Arlington Mill Trail
190
Ballston Connector
135
Bluemont Connector
209
CC Connector
285
Clarendon EB bike lane
3
Custis Bon Air Park
573
Custis Rosslyn
722
Eads NB
38
Eads SB
41
Fairfax EB bike lane
75
Fairfax WB
109
Joyce St NB
49
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
639
Key Bridge West
438
Military NB bike lane
29
Military SB bike lane
10
MVT Airport South
1038
Quincy NB bike lane
56
Quincy SB bike lane
48
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
642
TR Island Bridge
577
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
722
Wilson WB bike lane
152

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
155
Arlington Mill Trail
1178
Ballston Connector
485
Bluemont Connector
1127
CC Connector
391
Custis Bon Air Park
583
Custis Rosslyn
596
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
102
Joyce St SB
8
Key Bridge East
1793
Key Bridge West
622
MVT Airport South
267
Roosevelt Bridge
78
TR Island Bridge
832
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
612

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
383798