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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
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

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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