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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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
945
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
777
Clarendon EB bike lane
195
Custis Bon Air Park
806
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
128
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
23
Key Bridge East
908
Key Bridge West
163
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
0
Quincy NB bike lane
84
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
305
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1021
WOD Bon Air Park
689
WOD Bon Air West
1117
WOD Columbia Pike
821
WOD East Falls Church
871
Wilson WB bike lane
272

Peds counted

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110 Trail
474
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
727
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
535
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
2113
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
107
Key Bridge East
1782
Key Bridge West
916
MVT Airport South
0
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
606
WOD Bon Air Park
669
WOD Bon Air West
585
WOD Columbia Pike
29789
WOD East Falls Church
702

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2571232