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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 2024 include:

  • Bird - e-scooters & e-bikes
  • Lime - e-scooters & e-bikes
  • Spin - 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
587
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
329
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
322
CC Connector
693
Clarendon EB bike lane
199
Custis Bon Air Park
1032
Custis Rosslyn
1082
Eads NB
51
Eads SB
92
Fairfax EB bike lane
113
Fairfax WB
120
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1061
Key Bridge West
473
Military NB bike lane
34
Military SB bike lane
29
MVT Airport South
2393
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
55
Roosevelt Bridge
304
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1158
TR Island Bridge
1210
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1377
Wilson WB bike lane
215

Peds counted

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110 Trail
604
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
550
Ballston Connector
858
Bluemont Connector
1310
CC Connector
551
Custis Bon Air Park
189
Custis Rosslyn
468
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
99
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2441
Key Bridge West
477
MVT Airport South
376
Roosevelt Bridge
115
TR Island Bridge
1260
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1258

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2351226