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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 2021 include Bird (e-scooters), Lime (e-scooters) and JUMP by Lime (e-bikes), 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

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110 Trail
860
14th Street Bridge
1088
Ballston Connector
217
Bluemont Connector
469
CC Connector
528
Clarendon EB bike lane
9
Custis Bon Air Park
878
Custis Rosslyn
1113
Eads NB
50
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
134
Fairfax WB
152
Joyce St NB
49
Joyce St SB
4
Key Bridge East
1068
Key Bridge West
485
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
30
MVT Airport South
2261
Quincy NB bike lane
82
Quincy SB bike lane
55
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1191
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1415
WOD Bon Air West
1731
Wilson WB bike lane
24

Peds counted

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110 Trail
744
14th Street Bridge
191
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
366
CC Connector
599
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
481
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
61
Joyce St SB
152
Key Bridge East
1863
Key Bridge West
540
MVT Airport South
497
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
969
WOD Bon Air West
942

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6020567