Biking Tips

When you’re biking, be a PAL and follow these tips:

Photo: bicyclist and bus

  • Obey all traffic signals, signs and lane markings.
  • Ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic. Pass slower moving or stopped vehicles on their left.
  • Ride far enough away from the curb to stay clear of opening car doors, potholes, debris and sewer grates and to maintain a straight line.
  • Be alert, scan the route ahead for traffic, opening car doors, pedestrians and obstacles on the road surface.
  • Ride predictably so that others can see you and predict your movements. Use hand signals to indicate turns.
  • Make eye contact with motorists and pedestrians before crossing paths.
  • Except when signaling, always keep both hands on the handlebars and be ready to brake. Use secure racks or packs for carrying items or packages.
  • Go slower and use caution when the road is wet or icy, or when visibility limited.
  • Be visible; use lights, and reflectors are required when riding at night. Brightly colored or reflective clothing can help increase visibility.
  • Avoid bicycling upon sidewalks, especially in areas where motorists may not expect bicyclists or may have obstructed visibility.
  • Keep your bicycle in good working condition. Also, only ride a bicycle that is sized and adjusted to fit you.

Did You Know?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Upcoming Events
Arbor Day

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bike Rodeo

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 a.m. - noon

Car-Free Diet at Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Arts Walk - Lee Highway

Sunday, April 30, 2017 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
459
14th Street Bridge
1165
Arlington Mill Trail
350
Ballston Connector
35
Bluemont Connector
145
CC Connector
566
Clarendon EB bike lane
145
Custis Bon Air Park
1002
Custis Rosslyn
939
Fairfax EB bike lane
106
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
816
Key Bridge West
485
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
42
MVT Airport South
1842
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
3
WOD Bon Air Park
1353
WOD Bon Air West
1652
WOD Columbia Pike
1080
WOD East Falls Church
1420
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
789
14th Street Bridge
294
Arlington Mill Trail
854
Ballston Connector
148
Bluemont Connector
373
CC Connector
717
Custis Bon Air Park
768
Custis Rosslyn
608
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
140
Key Bridge East
2550
Key Bridge West
972
MVT Airport South
640
Roosevelt Bridge
164
TR Island Bridge
916
WOD Bon Air Park
1078
WOD Bon Air West
1072
WOD Columbia Pike
843
WOD East Falls Church
604

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2644615
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