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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, Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County.  Members use an electronic key to check out a 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, bikes and 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), Lime (e-scooters, e-bikes), and Lyft (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
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
55
Custis Bon Air Park
308
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
48
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
8
Key Bridge East
395
Key Bridge West
0
Military NB bike lane
12
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
610
Quincy NB bike lane
18
Quincy SB bike lane
15
Roosevelt Bridge
118
Rosslyn Bikeometer
309
TR Island Bridge
317
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
423
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
299
Wilson WB bike lane
41

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
6140
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
0
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
901
Key Bridge East
1587
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
309
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
647
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
526
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
391

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
422976