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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
450
14th Street Bridge
1700
Arlington Mill Trail
278
Ballston Connector
212
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
554
Clarendon EB bike lane
105
Custis Bon Air Park
798
Custis Rosslyn
410
Eads NB
54
Eads SB
61
Fairfax EB bike lane
140
Fairfax WB
141
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
37
Key Bridge East
1023
Key Bridge West
598
Military NB bike lane
30
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
1661
Quincy NB bike lane
70
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
278
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
891
WOD Bon Air Park
851
WOD Bon Air West
955
WOD Columbia Pike
964
Wilson WB bike lane
219

Peds counted

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110 Trail
578
14th Street Bridge
254
Arlington Mill Trail
618
Ballston Connector
25
Bluemont Connector
772
CC Connector
528
Custis Bon Air Park
668
Custis Rosslyn
993
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
69
Joyce St SB
73
Key Bridge East
2056
Key Bridge West
483
MVT Airport South
412
Roosevelt Bridge
54
TR Island Bridge
998
WOD Bon Air Park
1231
WOD Bon Air West
1372
WOD Columbia Pike
833

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2910036