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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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
545
14th Street Bridge
1575
Arlington Mill Trail
223
Ballston Connector
130
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
586
Clarendon EB bike lane
100
Custis Bon Air Park
791
Custis Rosslyn
1045
Eads NB
74
Eads SB
73
Fairfax EB bike lane
131
Fairfax WB
160
Joyce St NB
19
Joyce St SB
47
Key Bridge East
998
Key Bridge West
574
Military NB bike lane
29
Military SB bike lane
45
MVT Airport South
1588
Quincy NB bike lane
105
Quincy SB bike lane
94
Roosevelt Bridge
351
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1010
TR Island Bridge
834
WOD Bon Air Park
758
WOD Bon Air West
975
WOD Columbia Pike
859
Wilson WB bike lane
214

Peds counted

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110 Trail
1777
14th Street Bridge
216
Arlington Mill Trail
738
Ballston Connector
21
Bluemont Connector
887
CC Connector
394
Custis Bon Air Park
581
Custis Rosslyn
645
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
125
Key Bridge East
2016
Key Bridge West
661
MVT Airport South
376
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
849
WOD Bon Air Park
850
WOD Bon Air West
947
WOD Columbia Pike
663

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4901154