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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
119
14th Street Bridge
157
Ballston Connector
63
Bluemont Connector
88
CC Connector
68
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
53
Custis Rosslyn
165
Eads NB
14
Eads SB
24
Fairfax EB bike lane
28
Fairfax WB
39
Joyce St NB
12
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
134
Military NB bike lane
13
Military SB bike lane
4
MVT Airport South
182
Quincy NB bike lane
18
Quincy SB bike lane
58
Roosevelt Bridge
30
Rosslyn Bikeometer
138
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
147
WOD Bon Air West
211
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
201
14th Street Bridge
85
Ballston Connector
574
Bluemont Connector
162
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
5
Custis Rosslyn
235
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
41070
MVT Airport South
124
Roosevelt Bridge
52
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
303
WOD Bon Air West
268

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2558595