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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. Several companies have begun operating in Arlington under a demonstration program.

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

Rules of the Road

  • Pedal bikes are allowed to be ridden on streets, sidewalks, and trails in Arlington.
  • E-scooters are allowed to be ridden on streets, but not on sidewalks or trails.
  • E-bikes are allowed to be ridden on streets and sidewalks, but not on trails.

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
1488
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
303
Clarendon EB bike lane
81
Custis Bon Air Park
336
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
70
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
14
Key Bridge East
515
Key Bridge West
418
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
915
Quincy NB bike lane
37
Quincy SB bike lane
57
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
245
WOD Bon Air Park
199
WOD Bon Air West
459
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
146

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
243
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
0
Joyce St NB
43
Joyce St SB
71
Key Bridge East
1748
Key Bridge West
984
MVT Airport South
145
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
596
WOD Bon Air Park
332
WOD Bon Air West
311
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
462548