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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
410
14th Street Bridge
660
Ballston Connector
131
Bluemont Connector
253
CC Connector
307
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
492
Custis Rosslyn
566
Eads NB
40
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
99
Fairfax WB
104
Joyce St NB
15
Joyce St SB
2
Key Bridge East
582
Key Bridge West
377
Military NB bike lane
27
Military SB bike lane
21
MVT Airport South
795
Quincy NB bike lane
116
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
180
Rosslyn Bikeometer
874
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
546
WOD Bon Air West
704
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
444
14th Street Bridge
115
Ballston Connector
58
Bluemont Connector
351
CC Connector
321
Custis Bon Air Park
604
Custis Rosslyn
373
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
11
Key Bridge East
968
Key Bridge West
407
MVT Airport South
274
Roosevelt Bridge
167
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
722
WOD Bon Air West
738

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7218632