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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
584
14th Street Bridge
1698
Arlington Mill Trail
433
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
244
CC Connector
823
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Custis Bon Air Park
1036
Custis Rosslyn
1173
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
Joyce St NB
101
Joyce St SB
49
Key Bridge East
1057
Key Bridge West
562
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
378
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1518
WOD Bon Air Park
1522
WOD Bon Air West
1944
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1526
Wilson WB bike lane
274

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
4455
14th Street Bridge
423
Arlington Mill Trail
849
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
357
CC Connector
635
Custis Bon Air Park
704
Custis Rosslyn
671
Joyce St NB
127
Joyce St SB
182
Key Bridge East
4941
Key Bridge West
1992
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
368
TR Island Bridge
1588
WOD Bon Air Park
1148
WOD Bon Air West
1082
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
615

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7551608
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