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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), Bolt, (e-scooters), Lime (e-scooters),  Razor (e-scooters), Spin (e-scooters) and Helbiz (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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
371
14th Street Bridge
567
Ballston Connector
97
Bluemont Connector
224
CC Connector
192
Clarendon EB bike lane
7
Custis Bon Air Park
235
Custis Rosslyn
509
Eads NB
32
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Fairfax WB
81
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
9
Key Bridge East
1200
Key Bridge West
235
Military NB bike lane
38
Military SB bike lane
25
MVT Airport South
685
Quincy NB bike lane
30
Quincy SB bike lane
45
Roosevelt Bridge
115
Rosslyn Bikeometer
384
TR Island Bridge
65
WOD Bon Air Park
522
WOD Bon Air West
667
Wilson WB bike lane
222

Peds counted

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110 Trail
464
14th Street Bridge
86
Ballston Connector
1155
Bluemont Connector
403
CC Connector
258
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
513
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
60
Joyce St SB
75
Key Bridge East
2422
Key Bridge West
322
MVT Airport South
236
Roosevelt Bridge
107
TR Island Bridge
230
WOD Bon Air Park
684
WOD Bon Air West
573

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7146640