Be a PAL - Share Our Streets

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More people in Arlington are getting around by bike and by foot. While this is great news, it does come with one little caveat -- and that's something we were all taught by our parents when we were kids: SHARING. The streets don't belong to any one of us, they belong to all of us and so we have an inherent responsibility to share the streets with everyone else using them... in a courteous and safe manner.

Image: street intersectionThe PAL campaign wants everyone to know how to easily and safely share the streets with others, and that's by being a PAL --  Predictable, Alert and Lawful. If more people know about being a PAL and the importance of sharing the streets, we can all benefit from a safer and more enjoyable journey, wherever our destination might be.

So whether you're on two feet, two wheels or four wheels, we all need to share our streets safely. Arlington County has developed the PAL program for those who drive, walk and bike.

Being a PAL means being:

  • Predictable – travel in a predictable way; don’t make sudden, unexpected moves
  • Alert – pay attention to your surroundings and to others around you
  • Lawful – obey the traffic laws, whether in a car, on a bike, or on foot 

Be a PAL Ambassador

Hey PAL! We're building a community-driven movement to make Arlington County's streets more safe -- and we need your help. Become a volunteer PAL Ambassador: Bike billboards, block parties, pizza nights, -- all free, and on your commute home. Visit ArlingtonPALS.org to learn more!

More About PAL

PAL two-page spread from January-February 2013 Citizen newsletter. Click to enlarge. (PDF, 1.4 MB, Adobe Reader required.)

PAL Citizen spread, thumbnail image

Each of us finds ourselves as a driver, cyclist, or walker at some point. Do our perceptions change with each mode? Watch this video to see how to be a PAL with the driver, cyclist and walker in all of us.

PAL logo

Don't be shy, let us know on our comments page what you think of the PAL campaign.  We would love to hear your comments or suggestions!

Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
622
14th Street Bridge
2271
Arlington Mill Trail
390
Ballston Connector
365
Bluemont Connector
213
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
189
Custis Bon Air Park
1059
Custis Rosslyn
1622
Fairfax EB bike lane
167
Joyce St NB
45
Joyce St SB
41
Key Bridge East
1095
Key Bridge West
761
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
2091
Quincy NB bike lane
106
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
507
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
951
WOD Bon Air West
1472
WOD Columbia Pike
741
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

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110 Trail
596
14th Street Bridge
348
Arlington Mill Trail
690
Ballston Connector
319
Bluemont Connector
260
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
656
Custis Rosslyn
388
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
94
Key Bridge East
2373
Key Bridge West
1046
MVT Airport South
298
Roosevelt Bridge
154
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
1190
WOD Bon Air West
1185
WOD Columbia Pike
693
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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5247714
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