Moving Words Poetry Program

Launched in 1999 during National Poetry Month, Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters in Northern Virginia and promotes the work of local writers. The poems are viewed by approximately 1.3 million Metro bus riders every month. In 2009, in honor of its 10th Anniversary, the Moving Words Poetry Competition expanded beyond Arlington’s borders to include poets who live within the entire DC Metro transit zone.

Six poets are featured from April through September; they are selected through an annual competition with a deadline in January. From October through March the poems of twelve Arlington Public School students are selected for display through a partnership with the Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project. The poems are exhibited in Metro buses that traverse Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County, and Fairfax City.

Moving Words is a program of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources and is sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Environmental Commuter Services (ACCS) and Metro, to make your ride more enjoyable.

For more information and to receive submission guidelines, please visit arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850 (TDD: 711).

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Bikes counted

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14th Street Bridge
1783
Ballston Connector
271
Bluemont Connector
235
CC Connector
764
Clarendon EB bike lane
225
Crystal SB bike lane
99
Custis Bon Air Park
1375
Custis Rosslyn
1335
Fairfax EB bike lane
154
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
14
Key Bridge East
1407
Key Bridge West
600
Military NB bike lane
51
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
3468
Quincy NB bike lane
326
Quincy SB bike lane
207
Roosevelt Bridge
268
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1339
TR Island Bridge
1786
WOD Bon Air Park
1933
WOD Bon Air West
2273
WOD Columbia Pike
1627
WOD East Falls Church
1760
Wilson WB bike lane
274

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
400
Ballston Connector
248
Bluemont Connector
281
CC Connector
712
Custis Bon Air Park
727
Custis Rosslyn
425
Joyce St NB
102
Joyce St SB
17689
Key Bridge East
2536
Key Bridge West
1245
MVT Airport South
672
Roosevelt Bridge
182
TR Island Bridge
1332
WOD Bon Air Park
1217
WOD Bon Air West
1067
WOD Columbia Pike
837
WOD East Falls Church
645

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